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Derrick Rose has averaged 21.7 pts and 4.5 assists in his return from last season’s ACL tear. In their final preseason game, the Denver Nuggets (2-4) will face the Chicago Bulls (7-0) Friday at the United Center. Here are some key storylines for Nuggets in the game: PG Matchup: Many have predicted Nuggets guard Ty Lawson to have an All-Star season in 2013-14. Some have even compared him to LA Clippers PG Chris Paul. Can Lawson hinder Derrick Rose–an offensive juggernaut. Also, can Lawson put up big numbers against a very good Bulls team. Injuries:  Nate Robinson (hamstring) and Darrell Arthur (quad) will both play against the Bulls. Wilson Chandler is still feeling tightness in his hamstring and will sit–however he’s expected to play the season opener against the Sacramento Kings on Oct. 30. Kenneth Faried (hamstring) will also sit out, but plans to return to practice on Sunday. Position Battles:  Randy Foye vs Evan Fournier: Foye has gotten a majority of the minutes at the 2-guard. However, Fournier is making his case. Who will show up in the final preseason game? Can JJ Hickson continue to impress? The 25-year-old power forward has started a majority of the preseason games for the Nuggets over Faried. With Faried out with his hamstring injury, will Hickson solidify his role as the starter? Robinson’s Return to Chicago: Last season, Robinson had a fantastic year with the Bulls in place of Rose. The Nuggets signed Robinson on July 26th to a two-year $4 million deal. Robinson enjoyed his time on the Bulls–Will he have a big game tonight with emotions running high? Can Anthony Randolph stay hot? Against the Clippers last week, Randolph dropped 16 pts. On Wednesay, versus the Phoenix Suns, he scored 15. Randolph has developed into a stretch forward. His ability to hit jumpers from the top of the key opens up a new dynamic for the Nuggets offensively. Last season, Randolph only averaged 3.7 points in 8.4 min. Will Randolph continue to fight for minutes? Tomorrow, check for a post-game analysis from Peter Sherwill. Add Jordan Morey to your network on Google+ or follow him on twitter@JordanAMorey photo by: Keith Allison The post Preseason Preview:Denver Nuggets vs Chicago Bulls appeared first on Hardwood Gold Rush.
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