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  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. had a tough night on Thursday, posting five points, three rebounds and two assists on 1-of-5 from the field in a 110-104 preseason win over the Blazers.

    Included in the battle for the team's starting small forward spot, Porter is probably on the outside looking in. That said, he should be in the rotation and has enough upside that we're not opposed to a deep-league flier despite Denver's big rotation. Juancho Hernangomez chipped in six points, four rebounds and three steals in 16 minutes, and these two figure to be battling for minutes all year long.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Malone has yet to make a decision on his starting small forward and will continue to assess how Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Juancho Hernangómez, and Michael Porter Jr. do in Thursday's game as well as upcoming practices.

    The starting small forward position for the Nuggets has to come at some point before their regular season begins Wednesday against the Blazers. Barton had the starting gig last season but was mired with injuries after being a breakout candidate in the 2017-18 season (top-60 finish). but his skill set might better serve the Nuggets in a sixth man role. Porter's emergence this preseason has further complicated his decision. Craig and Hernangómez are also in the mix for that starting role. With so many mouths to feed in Denver, they are only late-round fliers in redraft leagues with Barton being the only one who has proved that he can sustain fantasy value while Porter has the highest upside.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have an open spot in the starting lineup up for grabs and Juancho Hernangómez and Torrey Craig are among the top candidates.

    With Will Barton (undisclosed) not participating in full-contact, the Nuggets may look to either Craig or Hernangómez to take over the starting role. It is surprising to not see Malik Beasley's name come up as well after a solid season in which he started 18 games. Whoever ends up winning the job should be moved up fantasy boards but with the amount of mouths the Nuggets will need to feed, it is hard to see any of them sustaining top-100 value.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (undisclosed) has not been able to be a full participant in training camp so far while Torrey Craig and Juancho Hernangomez have been getting run with the first unit.

    Barton dealt with groin/hip injuries last season that ultimately forced him to miss 39 regular season games. It appears that the hip/groin is not what is keeping Barton a limited participant in practice thus far. However, this is still concerning news for a player that was not known as "injury-prone" until last year. Monitor Barton's status as it may be safer to move him down a few rounds in case he is unable to start the season healthy.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    On Monday, Mike Malone named Michael Porter Jr. as one of the four candidates that will compete to start at small forward for the Nuggets, along with Will Barton, Torrey Craig and Juancho Hernangomez.

    The open competition is worth keeping an eye on, as some of these options could become fantasy steals given the boost in minutes that this would likely provide. Barton may be best suited to come off the bench even though he started 38 games last season. Craig saw 37 starts and could easily be selected for his defense. Hernangomez started 25 games, but he's probably the least likely to win the job. The wildcard that the fantasy community is cheering for is Porter Jr., though, as he has plenty of untapped upside. He could provide anything from a third-consecutive lost season to a Blake Griffin-like redshirt rookie campaign.

    Source: Duvalier Johnson

  • Malik Beasley
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets want to extend Malik Beasley and Juan Hernagomez before the October 21 deadline.

    The Nuggets already locked up one of their 2016 first-round picks (Jamal Murray) to a long-term deal and now want to do the same with their other two 2016 first-round picks, Hernangomez and Beasley. If not, the two will likely become restricted free-agents at the end of the season. Both players saw stretches of big minutes last season due to injuries but at full health, Beasley was around 20 minutes per game while Hernangomez was at around 10. Fantasy wise, neither player puts up big defensive stats but Beasley is a very efficient shooter with low turnovers, knocking down 2.0 triples per game last year, putting him near top-150 value at only 23.2 minutes per game. Hernangomez is a decent rebounder and knocked down 0.9 triples per game but he would need closer to 30 minutes per game to be a factor in standard leagues.

    Source: Denver Post

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio scored 15 points and turned the ball over seven times in 25 minutes in a low-scoring win over Italy on Friday.

    Rubio didn't have a great outing in this one, but neither did anyone else of note. Marc Gasol was generally invisible as well, scoring a silent two points in 27 minutes of action. Juan Hernangomez led Spain with 16 points.

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Juan Hernangomez scored 11 points and added 10 rebounds as Spain had a hard time beating Iran 73-65.

    This game actually came down to the final minute of it as Iran proved to be a lot tougher than thought. Marc Gasol led the team with 16 points and six rebounds, while Ricky Rubio, Sergio Lull and Rudy Fernandez were all pedestrian. Former Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi led Iran with 10 points, 15 rebounds and six assists.

    Source: FIBA.basketball

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio hit 6-of-11 shots for 17 points, nine assists, two steals and three triples in 22 minutes as Spain crushed Tunisia 101-62 on Saturday.

    Rubio’s strong play from the exhibition matches continues as Spain showed why they are one of the best teams in the tournament. Marc Gasol also played 24 minutes with 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block while the Hernangomez brothers chipped in as well as Willy had an 8-7-5 line in 16 minutes while Juancho scored 13 with eight rebounds in 19 minutes. NBA free agent Salah Mejri was Tunisia’s best player with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes but also had five turnovers.

    Source: FIBA

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Juan Hernangomez was back in action on Friday after undergoing core surgery in May.

    Hernangomez did not do much in his 20 minutes of action in Spain's exhibition against the US on Friday but at least he has recovered from his surgery. He is entering a contract year but it will be difficult for him to get much playing time with the Nuggets at full health. He played only 8.4 minutes per game over the last two months of last season.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    F, Denver Nuggets

    Juancho Hernangomez underwent successful core surgery on Thursday.

    Hernangomez showed flashes at times this year but overall was a disappointment. Hernangomez did tell reporters back in January that his groin was bothering him so this could have played a role in his lackluster play this year. Hernangomez should be ready to roll come training camp.

    Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    F, Denver Nuggets

    Juancho Hernangomez was a DNP-CD for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Juancho had career highs in games played (70), games started (25), and mpg (19.4) this season. However, with averages of 5.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 0.8 APG, 0.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG and 0.5 TOPG he just hasn't shown enough to prove that he could be on the radar heading into next season. Hernangomez ended the year with top-300/275 value.

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    F, Denver Nuggets

    Juancho Hernangomez (abdominal strain) will be available for the Nuggets when they face off against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    His minutes could be limited but his return will mean a hit on the playing time of Trey Lyles. Monitor Hernangomez's minutes tonight as he was holding deep-league value prior to this injury.

    Source: Andy Larsen on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    F, Denver Nuggets

    Juancho Hernangomez (abdominal strain) is listed as questionable ahead of Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Hernangomez sat out on Saturday but has been playing through the injury for a couple weeks, so it's not surprising to see the Nuggets give him some time off with Will Barton and Gary Harris back. Juancho had put together a nice run earlier in the year but has faded substantially and can remain on the waiver wire in leagues with 14 teams or fewer.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    F, Denver Nuggets

    Juancho Hernangomez (abdominal strain) will not be suiting up against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Hernangomez has been playing through this injury for some time now and his playing time in the past month has been cut short to 16.5 minutes a game. Leave him on your waivers unless you're in a really deep league and in need of some rebounds.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter