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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (back) is currently listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets. The superstar big man missed Monday's game, but the team still won with DeAndre Jordan filling in at center. The expectation is that Jordan would start once again, assuming Jokic isn't cleared to play. There could be some streaming value there with Hunter Tyson (illness) questionable as well. The Nuggets might be forced to give Jordan big minutes on Wednesday. Fantasy managers will have to check back for another update.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (back) has been downgraded from questionable to out on Monday night and will not face the Los Angeles Clippers. That means three of the team's best players Jokic, Jamal Murray (hamstring), and Aaron Gordon (heel) will all be sidelined. Zeke Nnaji, DeAndre Jordan, and Peyton Watson will likely get the extra minutes while two of them will move into the starting five.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (back) is questionable for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers due to lower-back pain, while forward Aaron Gordon (heel) has been ruled out with a right heel strain. Jokic hasn't missed a game yet this year, but it's worth noting that Monday is the second end of a back-to-back after Denver beat the San Antonio Spurs 132-120 on Sunday. Jokic, who is averaging 28.8 points, 13.4 rebounds, and 8.9 assists in 33.8 minutes over 17 games, would likely be spelled by a DeAndre Jordan spot start if he's unable to go, with Zeke Nnaji also figuring to enter the fray. With Gordon, who is averaging 13.1 points, 7.2 boards, and 2.0 combined steals and blocks in 33.9 minutes across 16 games, out for a second consecutive night, Justin Holiday and Peyton Watson will likely be tasked to soak up extra playing time on Monday. The Nuggets are back in action on Wednesday versus the Houston Rockets, which marks Gordon's next chance to play.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (hamstring) will not return for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, but the team will evaluate him on a day-to-day basis going forward. Though Murray won't make his anticipated return from a right hamstring strain on Monday, he could rejoin Denver's lineup as soon as Wednesday for a contest at home versus the Houston Rockies. Fantasy managers will have to wait at least one more game for the return of the 26-year-old star point man, who is averaging 16.3 points, 7.4 assists, and 2.0 threes in 30.9 minutes across seven games. Veteran Reggie Jackson has administered serviceable numbers in Murray's stead, averaging 13.7 points, 4.4 assists and 1.6 triples during 28.8 minutes over 10 games.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (back) was dealing with some lower back pain but he will play against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The two-time MVP was originally listed as probable for this matchup, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he'll suit up. Aaron Gordon (heel) will not play, however, so the frontcourt will be pretty thin, which means plenty of usage for Jokic is on the horizon.