December 12, 2019, 9:49 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray will play against the Blazers on Thursday despite dealing with a trunk contusion.
Murray missed a lot of the last contest with this injury but he should be good to go for this one, so Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will go back to being end-of-the-bench fodder at best.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
December 11, 2019, 5:19 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (trunk contusion) is questionable to face the Blazers on Thursday.
Murray was only able to play five minutes in their last contest due to this injury. Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will see additional opportunity if he is forced to miss any time.
Source: Nick Kosmider
December 9, 2019, 12:36 pmMalik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
The Athletic's Shams Charania reports that the Nuggets have been taking calls from other teams doing "due diligence" on SG Malik Beasley.
Beasley has been a frequent subject of the rumor mill this season, in part due to a rocky offseason in which he was punched by a former NFL player, his impending free agency and his unclear role in the Nuggets' rotation. That said, Beasley proved that he could be a valuable piece for a winning team last year, putting up 50/50/90 shooting splits as a starter last year and generally outplaying every other wing in Denver. This season, he's been relegated to a bench role. It's hard to say what Beasley would fetch on the market and the Nuggets' priority would be to try to shed some depth, so Beasley might find himself in another minutes logjam no matter where he goes, but he's a player to monitor as one of the most efficient scorers in the league last year.
Source: The Athletic
December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three boards, six dimes, three steals, a block and a triple on Thursday against the Knicks.
Morris filled up the stat sheet and played 26 minutes, which is more than Jamal Murray thanks to the blowout nature of this game. Malik Beasley (14 points, two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers) also joined in on the fun but both players are streamers as long as the Nuggets are healthy.
November 15, 2019, 1:13 amMalik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley sat out Thursday's game vs. the Nets with an illness.
Beasley sitting gave more time for Monte Morris (19 minutes, 10 points, three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a triple) and it's a known fact that Morris is standard-league value when he gets enough time. It's just a short-term injury though, so Beasley should be re-inserted again soon.
November 13, 2019, 6:47 pmMalik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Nets.
Beasley was forced to miss Tuesday's game. His absence hasn't had a major effect since Will Barton has been cooking, and this news should really only change the landscape in leagues with more than 20 teams.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 12, 2019, 8:36 pmMalik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley will be forced to miss Tuesday's matchup vs. the Hawks due to an illness.
Beasley was questionable heading into the matchup but was unable to shake his illness. His next opportunity to take the court will come on Thursday.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter
November 11, 2019, 6:12 pmMalik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley is considered questionable to play on Tuesday due to illness.
Beasley has only scored eight points in his last four appearances. However, Will Barton and Michael Porter Jr. could benefit slightly if Beasley is unable to suit up.
Source: Mike Singer on Twitter
November 5, 2019, 7:39 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (left toe inflammation) will return to the lineup against the Heat on Tuesday.
Barton was playing well before going down and is likely to re-enter the starting lineup. His return puts a dent in the values of Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig, while taking minutes away from Malik Beasley.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
November 2, 2019, 11:23 amWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Coach Michael Malone said that Will Barton (left toe inflammation) is doubtful to play in Orlando on Saturday.
Barton is in a walking boot as of Saturday morning so his chances of playing are certainly not good. Torrey Craig drew the start for Barton last game but played only 20 minutes with Malik Beasley playing 28 minutes and Michael Porter playing 21. We'd expect something similar on Saturday.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
October 31, 2019, 1:20 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (left toe inflammation) is questionable for Thursday's road game against New Orleans.
Barton missed part of the rpeseason with an injury and has been struggling with his shot. He did turn in a strong performance on Tuesday, posting a double-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and two 3-pointers on efficient shooting. Denver has a deep bench, thus the occasional rest day is to be expected for Barton. The counting stats are there already and if he can get his efficiency back up, Barton looks like an easy bet for top 100 value in standard leagues. For tonight, we can expect to see more run for Torrey Craig, Malik Beasley and maybe even Michael Porter Jr.
Source: Mike Singer on Twitter
October 29, 2019, 12:30 amWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton struggled from the field again on Monday vs. the Kings, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Barton was tied for the second most shot attempts on the Nuggets and he's not one to ever be gun shy. It's still too tough to rely on him with Malik Beasley (20 minutes, eight points, two triples, one rebound and three steals) and Torrey Craig (18 minutes, two points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks) as capable fill-ins. The Nuggets guards pretty much cannibalize each other's value.
October 26, 2019, 12:34 amMalik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley scored 17 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist and one steal across 29 minutes off the bench in Firday's win over the Suns.
Beasley and Jerami Grant (13 points, five rebounds and one 3-pointer) lead the Nuggets in minutes off the bench. On a deep team like the Nuggets, it's tough to figure out which bench player will produce on a nightly basis.
October 24, 2019, 12:45 amGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with a 3-pointer, three rebounds and two steals on Wednesday.
The fear of drafting Harris this season was the fact that the Nuggets have so many capable wings that can score and defend and tonight highlighted that. Torrey Craig (10 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two triples) and Will Barton (19 points on 3-of-8 shooting with two triples, five rebounds, two assits, two steals and a block) played well and Malik Beasley (six points, two triples, one rebound, one assist and one steal) even has a chance to get hot. That being said, Harris is the most talented out of al of them and is playing starters minutes so he's the best guy to own here.
October 22, 2019, 11:39 amMalik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
Shams Charania of the Athletic is reporting that even though both sides showed effort in talks and Nuggets were aggressive in making offers to find deals, there was no agreement for a contract extension with Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez and both players are headed for restricted free agency next summer.
It appears that both players are betting on themselves to go out and earn more than whatever those “aggressive” offers were but the current situation makes them trade candidates. There’s not a ton of wings on the market this upcoming summer like last offseason so both players could get some heavy interest. The Nuggets appear to have kicked the can down the road to the trade deadline. At that point they’ll once again be forced to face the question of whether or not Beasley and Hernangomez are in their long term plans.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter