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Nuggets Weekly Breakdown: Who’s stepped up in Nikola Jokic’s absence?

Harrison Wind and Allie Monroy breakdown the week ahead for the Denver Nuggets. What’s the overall vibe around the team after their six-game road trip? Who’s stepped up in Nikola Jokic’s absence? When will Jokic return to the court? That and more in the latest Nuggets Weekly Preview.
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Nikola Jokic said he is good to go for Friday’s matchup versus New Orleans

Denver Nuggets standout center Nikola Jokic said he is ready to go for Friday night’s matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans. After missing the previous 6 games with an ankle sprain, Jokic shared a brief thought on his status with the media: “I’m playing tonight,” Jokic said. Will Barton was also missing from Wednesday night’s game against the Celtics. A lower back contusion had Barton...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Nikola Jokic says he is good to go for Friday’s matchup versus New Orleans

Denver Nuggets standout center Nikola Jokic said he is ready to go for Friday night’s matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans. After missing the previous 6 games with an ankle sprain, Jokic shared a brief thought on his status with the media: “I’m playing tonight,” Jokic said. Will Barton was also missing from Wednesday night’s game against the Celtics. A lower back contusion had Barton...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Nikola Jokic could return against Pelicans

A left ankle injury kept Nikola Jokic on the sideline for seven games, but the Denver Nuggets star appears set to return against the New Orleans Pelicans.Harrison Wind of BSN Denver notes the injury report does not include Jokic, who was held out Wednesday for precautionary reasons.The injury occurred during the team’s final game in November. Jokic stepped on the foot of Chicago...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

League Pass games of the week (Dec. 11-17)

The NBA season is still taking shape but this is a nice time to take stock of different teams and players at varying levels of success. Victor Oladipo’s big week earns the Pacers a few appearances on the list but the headliner is Cavs/Wizards on Sunday.MondayHeat at Grizzlies, 8 p.m.: Both of these teams are looking for momentum as the early part of the season has not gone as well...
Via RealGM - NBA
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets coach Mike Malone rips team after loss

Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone won’t be treating his team to dinner after Wednesday’s sorry showing.Following the Nuggets’ 123-114 loss to the Anthony Davis-less New Orleans Pelicans, Malone had some rather harsh words about the team’s performance.“They didn’t feel us, we didn’t take it personally. They kicked our a–,” said the veteran coach, according to Harrison Wind of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MRI on Nikola Jokic’s ankle comes up negative

There is good news and bad news for the Denver Nuggets surrounding the status of Nikola Jokic.The good news is an MRI on Jokic’s ankle came up negative. The bad news is he is still expected to miss several games, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jokic twisted his ankle landing on an opponent’s foot while driving to the basket during Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets optimistic about Nikola Jokic injury

The Denver Nuggets recently lost Paul Millsap for several months, and they’re hoping Nikola Jokic won’t be sidelined for an extended period, too.Jokic exited the team’s one-point victory over the Chicago Bulls due to a left ankle injury. However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nuggets think Jokic has avoided a major issue.“Further evaluation on left ankle of Denver...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap reportedly out 2-3 months due to wrist surgery

Paul Millsap is expected to undergo wrist surgery, which will cause him to miss 2-3 months.Millsap injured his wrist during Denver’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. X-rays were negative, but The Vertical’s Shams Charania says further testing showed the need for surgery.Millsap was signed by Denver over the summer to a 3-year, $90 million deal. Securing Millsap was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nikola Jokic, Mike Malone ejected from game for charging ref

A wild sequence of events took place at Staples Center during Sunday’s Nuggets-Lakers game.Nuggets head coach Mike Malone was upset about a non-call in the second quarter, and he actually ran onto the court and charged referee Rodney Mott — stopping right in front of the official. Jokic also ran toward the ref, but didn’t impede the official like Malone did. Both Malone and Jokic...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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