May 22, 2020, 3:47 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Relying instead on his personal basketball court, Paul Millsap has not been reporting to the Nuggets' facilities so that his teammates can put in extra practice time.
Millsap has always been a professional, and it makes sense that the veteran would avoid the Nuggets' courts so that his younger teammates can take advantage of the increased floor time. He's been taking his workouts seriously during the quarantine, working on his strength and flexibility so that he returns stronger. He's been valuable in standard leagues thanks to his career-high free-throw shooting (.833), and while his game has no weaknesses, Millsap's ongoing decline in minutes (24 per game) will keep his upside in check.
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 4, 2020, 12:46 amPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, winding up with 18 points (6-of-9 FG, 6-of-9 FT), nine rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes of floor time.
Millsap, who has a lengthy injury history, was able to shed his ankle ailment while only missing one game. He was productive during his 25 minutes on Tuesday, knocking down six of his nine shots and got to the free throw line on nine occasions. Millsap is quite brittle at this point in his career but is a usable fantasy option as long as he maintains his health.
March 3, 2020, 8:26 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (right ankle) is active for the Nuggets' game on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.
Millsap will only end up missing one game, which is a relief for fantasy owners fighting for playoff position. However, Millsap was not playing all that great prior to sustaining the ankle injury. He ranks below the top-150 over the past two months and having him in the lineup is much better than having him sidelined.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 2, 2020, 8:55 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Millsap missed Sunday's game, but was a game-time call, so there's a good shot that he's ready by Tuesday. Be ready to deploy Jerami Grant if possible if Millsap can't go.
March 1, 2020, 5:09 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (right ankle sprain) will miss Sunday's game against the Raptors.
Millsap was a game-time call so he may not be looking at a lengthy absence here. Make sure Jerami Grant is in all lineups for this one, and it'd be wise to have him on hand in case the Nuggets take it slow with Millsap's recovery. Michael Porter Jr. also stands to benefit.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 6:54 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (right ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game.
Millsap is down to just 24.3 mpg on the year, capping him at late-round value despite a solid stat set and a prominent role in Denver's defensive hierarchy. If he sits, it'll mean a big opportunity for Jerami Grant, who would become a must-start option.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
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 23, 2020, 9:14 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap played well against the Wolves on Sunday with 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting in a 128-116 victory.
Millsap shot 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and added seven boards, one steal and two blocks to the stat sheet. He will be a top-80 value for the remainder of the season as long as he is starting and remains healthy. Jerami Grant had just 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting and seems to be fading out of the standard-league radar.
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 10, 2020, 8:06 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap will remain on a minutes limit on Monday vs. the Spurs.
Millsap put up a double-double in 18 minutes in his first game back. Harrison Wind reports that he's serving as the Nuggets backup center and is expected to remain in that role until he's ready for more minutes. As he showed on Saturday, he's capable of providing decent numbers in limited minutes. But if you have other options, you can wait on Millsap to round into form.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
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 7, 2020, 6:44 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (left knee contusion) is probable for Saturday's game with the Suns.
Millsap is on the cusp of a return and will likely be good for standard league value when he does so. He's not a must-add, but if you are in need of a reliable all-around big man he is worth a pick up where he has been dropped. Millsap's return will ruin Jerami Grant's great string of games in his absence.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter