The Joker led the Nuggets to a second seed as the future looks bright
August 24, 2019, 10:27 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (sore left ankle) will not take part in the FIBA World Cup as Team USA announces its final roster.
Kuzma sat out Team USA's final tuneup against Australia on Saturday as Marc Stein reports that he is flying back to Los Angeles to get treatment. We should still expect him to be ready for training and congrats to Mason Plumlee for making the team as many speculated that he would be the final cut.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:35 amMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
In Wednesday's win over the Wolves, Plumlee came off the bench for 14 minutes with very little production outside of his six rebounds and two assists.
Plumlee was able to maintain top-163/173 in 8/9-cat leagues this season despite coming off the bench for the majority of the season. His efficiency in limited playing time is his saving grace to fantasy value. If he would ever be given more opportunity, his skill set would lend for top-120 value and perhaps higher. As long as he is Nikola Jokic's handcuff, he should only be drafted in 16 team leagues or deeper.
April 10, 2019, 12:04 amMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee moved back to the Nuggets' bench on Tuesday but it did not stop him from posting 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds, eight dimes and two steals.
It did help his cause that Nikola Jokic was handicapped by foul trouble. To his credit though, Plumlee has not been shy to deliver the fantasy goods when given the chance to shine this season.
April 7, 2019, 11:37 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
With Nikola Jokic (rest) sitting out Sunday's game, Mason Plumlee was able to take full advantage and deliver a double-double performance with 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting with 11 boards, six dimes one steal and three blocks.
It was not a bad performance considering Plumdog was slowed by a bit of foul trouble in this one. You can count on Plumlee to pop with some nice value every time Jokic sits and tonight's performance is a good baseline of what he's able to bring to the table.
March 31, 2019, 10:37 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee earned a little extra run on Sunday with Nikola Jokic earning an ejection, logging 25 minutes with nine points, 11 boards, two assists and a block.
Plumlee is a hustle guy for the Nuggets and his real value isn't seen on a nightly basis in the box score. He's a fringe guy over the last two weeks, clocking in right at 143rd overall in 8-cat leagues. The Nuggets play four times next week and Plumlee is not in danger of having to sit any games for rest purposes.
March 29, 2019, 10:46 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had another double-double in Friday’s road win over the Thunder, amassing 23 points (10-of-16 from the field, 2-of-2 from the stripe), one 3, 16 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two turnovers.
The three assists might be an owner’s only complaint though Jokic, No. 9 in the NBA with 7.5 assists per game, is still looking like the first center in over 40 years to land in the top-10 in assists for the season. The great Wilt Chamberlain was the last to do it. Mason Plumlee added 11 points, five rebounds and three assists.
March 22, 2019, 10:13 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee had another good game collecting nine boards to go with his 11 points, four assists, a block and no turnovers in Friday's dismantling of the Knicks.
Plumlee has been a top-160 play in 9-cat over his last four games and if you're punting free throw percentage he moves up to top-115. He hit 3-of-4 from the stripe tonight but is a risky play for anyone not in punt formats due too his poor foul shooting (54.5 percent on the season).
March 21, 2019, 9:25 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee came off the bench for four points, 11 rebounds, four assists and a steal in Thursday's win over the Wizards.
Plumlee didn't get in on the scoring act in a game where every other Nugget who saw the floor hit double digits, but he did bring in a solid night elsewhere in the box score. He's a nice deep-league source of rebounds, blocks and out-of-position assists as long as you can stomach his poor free throw shooting.
February 11, 2019, 11:22 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee posted 11 points (5-of-6 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks in Monday's home win over the Heat.
Plumlee started even with Paul Millsap returning from an ankle injury and logged 31 minutes. He's going to fade a bit as Millsap gets back to full strength and retakes the starting job, but you can feel good about rolling with Plumlee until the wheels fall off. It's been a surprisingly productive season for him considering the wealth of talent in Denver's frontcourt.
February 8, 2019, 10:33 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee played well in another start for Paul Millsap (ankle soreness) and produced 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Sixers.
Enjoy his value while it lasts. Millsap could be back after an extended rest over the All-Star break. Trey Lyles has also been playing well in Millsap's absence. Tonight he posted 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, four rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.
February 6, 2019, 10:37 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee was glorious for the Nuggets as he started for Paul Millsap (ankle soreness) on Wednesday, tallying 24 points (season-high) on 10-of-12 shooting, six rebounds, one steal and three blocks.
Frankly, Plumlee has been the better player this season when given the right opportunity. He's a must-own, must-start guy while Millsap is out of commission.
February 4, 2019, 9:24 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee started on Monday and scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Plumlee got the start in place of Paul Millsap (right ankle soreness) and he made the most of it. Coach Malone was more inclined to play Plumlee with the twin towers lineup against the Pistons and on a night where the Nikola Jokic struggled, Plumlee made plays across the floor for the team. When either of the Nuggets bigs go down, Plumlee makes for a strong value play in DFS and is also a great streaming target.
February 4, 2019, 7:01 pmMason PlumleeF/C, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee will start in place of Paul Millsap on Monday against the Pistons.
Millsap's dealing with an ankle issue. Plumlee will be a relatively popular DFS option tonight given his ability to chip in defensive stats with some out-of-position assists. Look for Trey Lyles to get extra run off the bench as well.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
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