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Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. said that the NBA being on hiatus has given him enough time to heal his ankle issue properly. He suffered a right ankle injury on January 31 and was playing through the issue after the All-Star break. Porter mentioned that his ankle was really sore, but he's using this extra time off to rest it. It was tough for him to play through the pain, but it sounds like he's ready to go once the NBA resumes play.
Denver Nuggets power forward/center Nikola Jokic flirted a bit with a triple-double and was also efficient from the floor (7-for-10 shooting) in the loss to the Mavericks. Jokic finished the night with 14 points, 13 rebounds and added eight assists without any defensive numbers. Jokic had been struggling from the floor over his previous four games, so this was a nice change of direction for owners. With the NBA entering an interesting period, basketball fans are hoping for a quick turnaround and we can all hope that things get better around the globe sooner than later.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murrayconnected on 10-for-22 shooting from the floor and made three of 11 from three to record 25 points in the 16-point loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday. Murray did not get much help from his backcourt partner Gary Harris, who managed just eight points on 3-for-5 shooting across 25 minutes of action. Murray has been gaining some traction as of late and had been averaging 21.0 points and 6.0 assists over his previous three games.
Denver Nuggets shooting guard/small forward Will Barton connected on nine of 17 shooting en route to 23 points, but it was not enough in the loss to the Mavericks. Barton also chipped in six boards with three assists to go along with a block and a steal for the full line. Barton has been off to a solid March with averages of 17.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals across six games and if and when the NBA resumes, Barton should continue to provide mid-round value for owners.
Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton amassed 13 points, six rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and four steals in 32 minutes during the 109-95 win over the Bucks on Monday. The 29-year-old has now scored in double digits for six consecutive games and is averaging 16.8 points per game in March. The Memphis product also averages 33 minutes per game this season as an integral piece on the Nuggets. He is a terrific fantasy option at this point because he can provide a versatile stat line daily. Because he is currently playing decently, Barton is in a good spot to continue this trend against a mediocre Mavericks defense on Wednesday.