The Joker led the Nuggets to a second seed as the future looks bright
October 15, 2019, 12:30 amJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds, six assists and two triples in Monday's game against the Suns.
Murray is the clear No. 2 guy in Denver behind Nikola Jokic (four points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block) and leads a high powered Nuggets offense which has given him a clear green light. Gary Harris (18 points, two triples, two rebounds, two assists and a steal) is going to have to battle his way into production as the Nuggets have plenty of guards that can play.
October 14, 2019, 4:13 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap, who has been dealing with right calf tightness, is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.
This could mean heavier playing time for Nikola Jokic and Jerami Grant. Millsap averaged 12.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks for the Nuggets last season. He saw a drop in minutes but can still help fantasy owners in his current role.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 12:53 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic double-doubled with 10 points and 11 rebounds with three assists, three steals and a block against the Clippers on Thursday.
The Joker is still dishing out beautiful dimes while providing owners with the traditional big man stats and is one of the safest picks in the middle of the first round. Jamal Murray (nine points, two rebounds, two assists and a block) and Paul Millsap (13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two triples) seem to be next in line in terms of usage.
October 10, 2019, 3:16 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic is playing against the Clippers in Thursday’s preseason game.
Jokic missed Tuesday’s game for rest purposes but is good to go. Jokic is a top-tier fantasy pick and is going around pick number six on average.
Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 2:48 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic has been ruled out of Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Blazers.
There's no injury here. The Nuggets just want to keep Jokic fresh for the real games and won't overextend him in the preseason. Look for the Joker to appear in two or three preseason contests. Mason Plumlee stands to benefit if you're playing preseason DFS.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
September 17, 2019, 12:43 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are all candidates for "load management" next season, according to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic
This is pure speculation by Kosmider, but this does hold some weight after the Nuggets' playoff run last season and the league-wide popularity of resting players. Millsap would seem to be at the most significant risk to get rested due to his age and quality of depth behind him. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee would be the biggest beneficiaries should Jokic or Millsap miss time.
Source: The Athletic
September 14, 2019, 10:26 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 32 points on 10-of-17 shooting and drained seven triples as Serbia topped Czech Republic 90-81 to finish in 5th place.
Bogdanovic also added four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block and was certainly one of the most impressive players in the tournament. Although he has the talent to be a successful full-time starter, the 27-year old will likely be relegated to a similar 25-27 minute, off-the-bench role he played last season with Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and newly added Trevor Ariza also on the wings. Nikola Jokic also did his usual thing this game with seven points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Boban Marjanovic and Nemanja Bejlica were not really involved in this one, playing only two and eight minutes, respectively.
September 10, 2019, 9:02 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block, but Argentina dominated Serbia 97-87 to advance to the World Cup Semifinals.
The Joker played a tournament-high 31 minutes but it wasn’t enough as the Argentinians, led by the ageless Luis Scola, had all the answers against the big man. Jokic averaged only 20 minutes for the entire tournament and avoided any injuries so Nuggets fans will be happy to see him return to Denver healthy in the upcoming weeks.
September 8, 2019, 10:36 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was ejected in the third quarter of Serbia's loss against Spain, finishing with six points and five rebounds.
Frustrations clearly got the best of the big man in this one, and it was clear that Serbia was barreling towards their first FIBA tournament loss before he got ejected. Bogdan Bogdanovic shouldered the load for Serbia in this one, scoring 26 points to go with 10 rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.
September 6, 2019, 12:52 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic put up 14 points and 10 boards in 16 minutes of action as Serbia routed Puerto Rico 90-47 on Friday.
Jokic is always so quietly excellent, and he doesn't need to show off in heavy minutes against these weaker opponents. His teammate Boban Marjanovic was fantastic as well in a light 16 minutes with 16 points, four boards and a no-look assist.
September 4, 2019, 9:55 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored 15 points and added six rebounds, four assists and a block against Italy on Wednesday.
Jokic has been coming off the bench in the tournament for a Serbian team that has a lot of size and depth in the position. Boban Marjanovic played just five minutes while Nemanja Bjelica added five points and nine rebounds against Italy which had no answer for the Serbian bigs.
August 31, 2019, 7:08 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 24 points with five triples in 20 minutes as Serbia beat Angola 105-59 to kick off the FIBA World Cup.
No one needed to play big minutes in this one as Serbia cruised with an easy win. Nikola Jokic also contributed with 14 points, five rebounds, six assists and three triples in 22 mintues while Boban Marjanovic double-doubled with 10 points, 12 rebounds and a block in 17 minutes.
August 12, 2019, 6:16 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdanović had a team-high 27 points in Serbia's 95-91 victory over Lithuania on Monday.
Bogdanović is on a Serbian squad that will be one of the toughest to beat at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Their roster consists of seven players that have either played or will play in the NBA this upcoming season. In the tune-up game, Nuggets star Jokić had 14 points while adding five rebounds and five assists in just over 22 minutes of playing time. This is definitely a team to watch in this year's World Cup.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
Dan Besbris talks AD, an old-new pod, and the Nuggets Post-Mortem on this early-release Monday episode.