Darrell Arthur scores 12 points vs. Blazers (Mar 2 12:00 ET )
Darrell Arthur (hip) returned from a three- game absence on Saturday with 12 points, three boards, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes.
The Scoop: He was starting for the Nuggets before the injury, but that probably won't be needed now that they have a point guard and they have some help on the wing. Arthur can be ignored in most formats.
The Scoop:Arthur's absence has opened up more minutes for Jan Vesely and Anthony Randolph, neither of whom has done enough to provide temporary value in standard fantasy leagues. There is no timetable for Arthur's return, but he could make it back onto the court for Denver's home games on Monday or Wednesday.
The Scoop:The Denver Post speculated that Arthur would likely sit out again, but play-by-play announcer Chris Marlowe heard differently before Saturday's shootaround. Wilson Chandler (knee) also remains questionable to face Portland, and owners should check back for updates following shootaround.
The Scoop:There is an epidemic of hip injuries for big men these days and Arthur is just the lately one. He's played 20.5 minutes per game in his last two due to the Nuggets sliding Wilson Chandler to shooting guard. If you had him in your deep league, this might be your queue to let him go.
The Scoop:A smart move by coach Brian Shaw. The Nuggets have next to nothing at shooting guard after Quincy Miller's ugly game on Monday night. Plus, getting extra size in the lineup helps because of how the Nuggets have been abused in the paint. Arthur has been hurt a lot this season, so it's hard to imagine him getting a lot of minutes tonight. To be clear, the Nuggets will start him next to Randy Foye, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson.
Timofey Mozgov came off the bench and put up 17 points and registered 20 rebounds, his 2nd double-double of the season, to lead the Denver Nuggets to a blowout victory over the Brooklyn Nets, 111-87. The Nuggets shot 43-85 (50.6%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 17 boards. Denver (11-6) has now won 7 consecutive games, dating back to a 97-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls on November 21st. Denver also got solid performances from Kenneth Faried with 15 points and 7 rebounds, Ty Lawson with 13 points and 6 assists, and Darrell Arthur with 10 points and 5 rebounds.
The Scoop: None.
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News (various sources)
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