July 1, 2020, 3:16 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nuggets coach Mike Malone said that Nikola Jokic "feels great" after suffering from the coronavirus and is expected to join the team in Orlando.
It was reported in late June that Jokic tested positive for COVID-19. However, he was said to be feeling fine and could potentially play in games when they resume. The center has averaged 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in 2019-20. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee would see more playing time if Jokic is held out of action.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
May 10, 2020, 7:48 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant is not expected to pick up his player option worth $9 million for the 2020-21 season with the Nuggets.
It's not a surprise that Grant would be looking to test free agency at this point. Over the last two seasons, he has made significant advances as a 3-pointer shooter, and that development is critical in giving Grant the offensive value to compliment his defensive chops. Despite receiving 26.2 minutes per game in a crowded Nuggets' rotation, Grant has still had a productive campaign with 11.6 points on .471 shooting from the field, along with 1.4 3-pointers, 0.8 blocks, 0.7 steals and an upward trending .744 free-throw percentage. He'll be a popular free agent target and the Nuggets will have interest if Paul Millsap does not return, but wherever Grant ends up he is going to be a standard league player at a minimum.
Source: The Athletic
March 9, 2020, 11:31 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant came off the bench on Monday and scored 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Grant had a great night off the bench and it was a rare game where Paul Millsap (20 points, 8-of-15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three triples) also played well. These games are rare and as long as Millsap is starting, he's the guy to own.
March 5, 2020, 9:50 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant had a disappointing outing off the bench on Thursday, scoring 11 points in 28 minutes but only adding two boards, two assists and two defensive counters.
Grant was efficient but largely quiet in this one. Luckily, he doesn't tend to hurt fantasy owners much with his play but it's hard to expect consistent value from Grant when Paul Millsap plays his allotment of about 20 minutes. Millsap played 20 minutes here and scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with four boards.
March 1, 2020, 10:05 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant registered another productive outing on Sunday vs. the Raptors, putting together 16 points (4-of-4 FT), two 3-pointers, six assists, three rebounds and four turnovers.
The turnovers were an anomaly for the usually efficient Grant, and it was a surprise to see him put up six assists. Paul Millsap was out for this game, allowing Grant to pick up some extra time. Grant's been playing well in general, and deserve to be owned in standard leagues. His value can sneak up on you at times, but Grant is even contributing as a scorer right now, and when that's the case he can quickly return mid-round numbers.
February 29, 2020, 12:58 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant was productive yet again in 29 minutes off the bench in Friday's 103-132 loss to the Clippers, providing the Nuggets with 20 points (5-of-15 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs), four rebounds, two assists, two steals, two treys and one block.
It appears that Grant is fully engaged on both ends of the floor, which has allowed him to be stay productive despite returning to a reserve role. Paul Millsap was nothing short of a hot mess in his 21 minutes as the starting four, delivering zero points (0-of-2 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and one block. Grant's the guy to own right now. That's for sure. Give him a look in case he was dropped in your league.
February 25, 2020, 11:52 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant led the Nuggets with a team-high 29 points on 12-of-16 shooting, adding five boards, three treys and one assist in 29 minutes.
In case the math slipped you by, Grant scored one point per minute, which is obviously impressive. That said, he's been trending down and was a big drop candidate since moving back to the bench. This was a blowout game, so play it prudent and wait and see with Grant for now.
February 13, 2020, 1:32 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant started on Wednesday, sending Paul Millsap to the bench and made the most of his opportunity, posting 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one triple and one steal in 38 minutes.
Grant's a must-add again after this performance. While he's been yo-yoing from fantasy rosters all season, it's possible that the Nuggets may want to preserve Millsap (10 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, 20 minutes) for the playoffs. As long as Grant is starting and playing over 28 minutes, he's worth a spot in standard-league rosters.
February 10, 2020, 11:28 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant faded on Monday with eight points on 3-of-7 shooting while adding five boards, one assist, one block and two triples.
Grant didn't have it going tonight, but Paul Millsap (19 minutes, 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and four 3-pointers) did. Millsap was the better player to own before he got hurt but now that both are healthy, Grant is trending downwards and is a borderline play in standard leagues.
February 9, 2020, 12:07 amPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap double-doubled in his return from a left knee contusion on Saturday with 12 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes off the bench.
Millsap will likely return to the starting lineup shortly and that will put a dent in Jerami Grant's value (10 points and two steals in 30 minutes on Saturday). Millsap is trending up and is worth an add in standard leagues as a late-round player who can contribute in multiple categories. Grant is trending down and is a drop in standard leagues.
February 8, 2020, 8:26 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant, Paul Millsap and Jordan McRae are all available for the Nuggets on Saturday.
Grant, despite his availability, will see a dip in usage thanks to the return of Millsap. McRae's minutes will remain a question mark. However, with Will Barton out, we could see him get some run in his Nuggets debut.
Source: TJ McBride on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 8:20 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) is now listed as probable for Saturday game against the Suns.
Hopefully Grant can just pick up right where he left off. Over the last two weeks, he has averaged 17.0 PTS, 4.2 REBs, 1.2 ASTs. During that stretch he has also put up 1.2 STLs and an eye-popping 2.2 BLKs. Grant is one of the league's best Swiss Army knives and he rewards fantasy owners heavily when he plays like he has been.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 7, 2020, 6:47 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Dealing with a right ankle sprain, Jerami Grant is questionable to play the Suns on Saturday.
It would appear Grant's excellent play is going to come to an end as Paul Millsap (left knee contusion) is probable for Saturday's game. The timeshare will make them both fringe standard-league options. Unfortunately, the situation is Denver simply too crowded for anyone to thrive.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 8:35 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) is 'highly questionable' on Wednesday according to Coach Mike Malone.
The Nuggets will be short-handed in the front court tonight with Grant, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee all sidelined. Nikola Jokic will have to shoulder a heavy load in the front court vs. the Jazz and Torey Craig will have to step up and is a good DFS option.
February 5, 2020, 3:25 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wednesday's game.
Michael Malone previously suggested that Grant would not play, but there is at least a chance of him appearing. Gary Harris is likely to have a big role against the Jazz in any case.
Source: Katy Winge on Twitter