For the first time since 2008-09, Nuggets center Chris Andersen will likely start a game. The Birdman practiced with the first team this morning at shootaround and coach George Karl suggested the big man could start against defending-champ Dallas tonight at Pepsi Center.
Starting center Timofey Mozgov remains out with a lefty ankle sprain.
Andersen is coming off a big game against Houston, in which he scored 10 points with nine boards.
And so, with Arron Afflalo and Nene set to return, Denver’s starting lineup will be – Ty Lawson, Afflalo, rookie Julyan Stone, Nene and Andersen.
Karl said Nene will start out on Dirk Nowitzki with Al Harrington helping out off the bench.
Dirk has struggled this season but was brilliant in Dallas’ past two games.
“He was really good in the Indiana game – 20 points at halftime – and shot the ball really well in Cleveland,” Karl said of the reigning NBA Finals MVP. “It seems like he’s getting his shooting back, his rhythm on the jump shot is very diff...