September 26, 2020, 11:49 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant filled the stat sheet on Saturday, stepping up for a hobbled Jamal Murray, to produce 20 points (7-of-18 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), nine rebounds, two 3s, one assist, one steal and one block in a team-high 46 minutes.
Grant kept the Nuggets within striking distance thanks to his work on both ends of the floor in the third quarter. He was a big addition for them this season and should have a prominent role as an all-around Swiss army knife player for them when Paul Millsap (13 points, four rebounds, one 3, one assist) departs.
September 20, 2020, 11:15 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap received 28 minutes during the Nuggets-Lakers showdown on Sunday, but he finished with just six points (2-of-6 FG), eight rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.
Millsap has now had four straight duds, but he is still a regular part of the Nuggets' rotation. Despite the Lakers rolling out bigger lineups that should give the slow-footed Millsap more opportunities to compete, he has not been able to find momentum over the first two games of this series. At this point, it's hard to imagine Millsap contributing much to the Nuggets' benefit. Jerami Grant also found himself in early foul trouble, allowing Millsap to receive some extra minutes in the first half. Grant finished with just seven points, one 3-pointer and three steals. He figures to see more than 25 minutes in Game 3 on Tuesday. Even for the comeback kids in Denver, that game figures to be a must-win.
September 11, 2020, 10:10 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap had arguably his best game of the playoffs so far on Friday in a win over the Clippers, finishing with 17 points (5-of-11 FG), six boards, one assist and one steal.
Millsap has been a major disappointment during the Nuggets' playoff run. It's to the point where he is not expected to produce much and games like this are notable. Not good. But the Nuggets were able to stave off elimination on Friday, setting up Game 6 on Sunday. Millsap will look to follow up his performance for a Nuggets squad that will obviously be facing elimination once again.
September 10, 2020, 1:49 amPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap played just 14 minutes on Wednesday, producing three points (3-of-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block.
After three straight solid games where Millsap scored in double digits, he put up a dud tonight. Millsap is a free agent next season, so if Denver is eliminated in Game 5, Friday may be the last game he plays in a Nuggets jersey.
September 7, 2020, 11:46 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap struggled in Monday's Game 3 with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with two rebounds and two assists.
Millsap and Jerami Grant (11 points on 5-of-14 shooting with three boards and a triple) did a great job for the first three quarters, but in the final period, neither of them could make the plays on either end of the floor to help put this one away. Millsap had a couple defensive lapses and Grant failed to convert on two wide open 3-point attempts on the left corner.
September 4, 2020, 12:00 amPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap had one of his better games of the playoffs on Thursday, turning 24 minutes into 13 points, nine rebounds, three steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
It had been thought that the Nuggets were limiting Millsap's regular-season run to keep him fresh for the playoffs, but so far he's below his average of 24.5 mpg. The Sapper has now played 29, 18, 17, 35, 19, 19, 14 and 24 minutes over his eight playoff contests and simply hasn't looked all that effective. He's supposed to be the Nuggets' defensive anchor but they got shredded again tonight with the Clippers basically scoring at will. Millsap started alongside Jerami Grant as the Nuggets went big but they're going to need to be better than they were tonight to stand a chance. Grant had 12 points, three assists and three triples in 26 minutes.
August 30, 2020, 11:43 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant went off for 18 points (6-of-9 FG), four 3-pointers, one rebound and two blocks on Sunday against the Jazz.
When Grant is shooting this well it will be hard to take down the Nuggets. He received nearly 35 minutes and his versatility on defense combined with his ability to stretch the floor on the offensive end adds another level to the Nuggets' lineups. He'll receive a similar opportunity to contribute on Tuesday as the Nuggets seek to complete the comeback against the Jazz in Game 7. Grant is clearly winning the position battle vs. Paul Millsap, who put up five points and five rebounds in 19 minutes.
August 25, 2020, 10:30 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap mustered just four points in the Nuggets' 117-107 win over the Jazz on Tuesday in Game 5, grabbing three rebounds and adding one assist in just 19 minutes.
Millsap was not really a factor on Tuesday, taking just four shots from the field (1-of-4 FG). Luckily, Jamal Murray (42 points), Nikola Jokic (31 points) and the rest of the Nuggets showed up and closed out the win. Game 6 is on Thursday and the Nuggets will be looking to push the series a full seven games.
August 19, 2020, 7:06 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap was a non-factor on the box score during Wednesday's series tying loss, finishing with five points, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 18 minutes.
Millsap has been outplayed by Jermai Grant in both minutes and production over the first two games of the series. It wouldn't be surprising to see a change in the starting lineup to give the team more energy out of the gate. Continue to monitor this situation but it seems like Millsap's role will continue to diminish if he produces like he did on Wednesday.
August 14, 2020, 3:56 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap was the best of the Nuggets starters in Friday's regular season finale, netting 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes of action.
The Nuggets sat their big guns for the second half so nobody had any notable lines, but Millsap was the best of the bunch. Nikola Jokic (two points) and Jamal Murray (two points) both only played 10 minutes. There's nothing to take away from this one for fantasy purposes.
August 13, 2020, 12:01 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant (sore right knee) was amazing off the bench for the Nuggets in Wednesday's tilt vs. the Clippers, putting up a team-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting with six rebounds, four treys, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes.
Grant showed no signs of being hampered by his sore right knee, which had him originally listed as questionable before being cleared to play in this game. While Grant is more known for his defensive abilities, he's also able to heat up and load up some big points on the board when his shot falls like it did tonight. Grant's fantasy outlook remains capped while Paul Millsap (five points, five rebounds, two assists, 25 minutes) is playing ahead of him.
August 10, 2020, 11:51 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap played 24 minutes on Monday and scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists and a triple.
Millsap logged 24 minutes and went 5-for-7 from the floor tonight in one of his better games recently. The Nuggets rested their starters in the final period and Jerami Grant also sat so it's good to see Millsap shoot efficiently from the floor so he could carve out value.
August 7, 2020, 6:52 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton's knee injury will force him to miss another game on Saturday against the Jazz.
Barton has not appeared in a bubble game to date, and his prospects for being playoff ready when the regular season is complete is starting to look murky. It would be a shame for the Nuggets if he were not able to get some reps in before the playoffs. While Barton is out, Troy Daniels will have a nice opportunity if he is able to play as he is currently listed as questionable with right hip tightness. Paul Millsap and Jerami Grant will also benefit with Barton out.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
August 6, 2020, 3:19 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (rest) will sit Thursday's game against the Blazers.
Millsap is going to rest his legs while the Nuggets continue to give Michael Porter Jr. and Jerami Grant extended looks on the floor. He's one of the older players, so it's not surprising to see him take some maintenance days.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
August 3, 2020, 8:51 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap ended with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, and a steal in Monday's overtime win over the Thunder.
Despite averaging 24.5 minutes during the regular season, Millsap can deliver steady performances especially with the likes of Will Barton sidelined due to injury. Meanwhile, Jerami Grant had a quiet game with just two points in 34 minutes off the bench.