The Joker led the Nuggets to a second seed as the future looks bright
October 14, 2019, 8:57 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Neither Paul Millsap (right calf tightness) nor Malik Beasley (right quad contusion) will play against the Suns on Monday night.
Though neither Millsap nor Beasley have been playing small forward, this should open up a few minutes for the Nuggets' four small forward options as most can slide over to the two or four.
Source: Katy Winge on Twitter
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 13, 2019, 2:49 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (right calf tightness) is being listed as questionable ahead of Monday's preseason game.
Millsap's injury isn't thought to be serious and with the talk of Denver engaging in some load management this year, it seems like he's probably trending towards sitting out. That's just speculation though, so check back for another update. Jerami Grant and Juan Hernangomez would pick up the slack if Millsap did indeed sit out.
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 9, 2019, 1:20 amPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap had an efficient night (4-for-6 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line) in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday, and he finished with 14 points, five rebounds, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in just 20 minutes.
Every year, we want to write off aging players so that the new exciting ones can try to do something with their minutes. Millsap has certainly dropped off over the last few seasons, but here's the reminder that he's still valuable even in reduced minutes. If you need a safe floor more than a risky ceiling after the first 100 picks, Millsap is your guy. His main competition for minutes, Jerami Grant also had a good game with 13 points, three triples and two blocks in 21 minutes.
September 30, 2019, 8:34 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap said Monday that he wouldn't turn down load management.
There was a time not long ago when we called it "rest". I miss those days. The 34-year-old has been one of the best fantasy players to ever come out of the second round of the draft, but he's approaching the twilight of his career and won't be much more than a supporting player from now on. Millsap's 9-cat per-game fantasy finishes over the last four season have gone: 10, 45, 79, 85. With Jerami Grant joining the Nuggets, there's plenty of reason to expect him to continue that trend.
Source: Duvalier Johnson 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
June 29, 2019, 12:54 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets will pick up their team option for Paul Millsap, paying him $30 million next season.
While Millsap took another step back in fantasy circles, he remained the anchor of Denver's defense and is vital to their efforts in a Western Conference that could be wide open. It was speculated that the Nuggets could let him walk to chase an expensive free agent or try and add Millsap for a little extra term at lower annual value, but that's now a decision that they'll make next summer instead. Millsap profiles as a late-middle round pick as he enters his age-34/35 season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 21, 2019, 2:03 pmPaul MillsapF, Denver Nuggets
When asked about Paul Millsap's impending team option, Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said, “Paul is everything we hoped…I fully expect Paul to be back in a Nuggets uniform (next season).” Both sides want the same thing, Connelly said.
The Nuggets were 18th in NBA team salaries this season with Paul Millsap being the highest paid player on the team. The Nuggets have a tough call to make with Millsap's $30 million team option, as he is now 34 years old and has seen his numbers decline as a member of the Nuggets.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
May 12, 2019, 7:22 pmPaul MillsapF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap's postseason run ended on a sour note on Sunday as the Nuggets fell to the Blazers 96-100 in Game 7 with the big man chipping in 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and three blocks.
The 33-year-old Millsap had his fair share of big games in this series, but considering the wear and tear he's gone through in his career, that level of production was not likely sustainable. And it wasn't. He did his best on defense but eventually fouled out in this one. Given that he's in the twilight of his pro career, Millsap is a veteran worth fanding in pre-draft rankings for 2019-20.
May 10, 2019, 1:53 amPaul MillsapF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap shot 4-for-15 from the floor for 17 points with six boards, one assist, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Blazers in Game 6 on Thursday.
Millsap did well on the defensive end of the floor, but he couldn't hit shots on offense all night. The Nuggets never let the game get out of hand, but they just couldn't close the gap late. Millsap should get his shot falling at home for Game 7 on Sunday.
May 8, 2019, 1:48 amPaul MillsapF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap dominated early with 19 of his 24 points (9-of-17 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs) in the first half of Tuesday's Game 5 victory over the Blazers where he also provided eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and two threes in 34 minutes.
It was an excellent showing from Millsap who could hardly be slowed down tonight. He was coming off of three straight double-doubles in this series and was on his way to a fourth, but he pushed the game out of reach so early that he got to sit for much of the second half. Millsap and the Nuggets will try to close out the Blazers on Thursday night in Portland.
May 7, 2019, 4:19 pmPaul MillsapF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap is 9-of-10 from the field and 3-of-3 from 3-point range combined in Games 3 and 4 when guarded by Al-Farouq Aminu.
Millsap has handedly controlled this matchup throughout the series and the numbers show it. Aminu is capable of better work than this on the defensive end, and he will have to show that in Tuesday's pivotal Game 5. Through four games, Millsap is averaging 17.75 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.75 blocks, and 1.0 trey against the Blazers in round 2.
Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter
Dan Besbris talks AD, an old-new pod, and the Nuggets Post-Mortem on this early-release Monday episode.