Zeke Nnaji Stats
- Height / Weight
- 81 / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/9/2001 (23)
Zeke Nnaji Last 10 Games
Zeke Nnaji News
Denver Nuggets forward Zeke Nnaji was entering the final year of his rookie contract this season, which was a team option worth $4.3 million. According to Nuggets Reporter Katy Winge, the team agreed on a multi-year contract extension with the 22-year-old power forward on Sunday. The details of the deal haven't emerged just yet, but they now have Nnaji locked in as the backup power forward and center, and he will likely see a bit more time this year after the Nuggets lost some role players in the offseason. He still isn't on the fantasy radar at this moment, but he has a chance to rise in value if he sees more than 15 minutes per contest.
Denver Nuggets center Zeke Nnaji (ankle) is considered questionable to return for Thursday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's a shame because Nnaji was playing well before suffering an ankle sprain. The 21-year-old snagged five rebounds in only five minutes of action. Jeff Green and DeAndre Jordan will see increased playing time off the bench, assuming Nnaji doesn't return to this game.
Toronto Raptors guard Dalano Banton is expected to have his contract guaranteed and remain on the roster heading into the regular season. The 22-year-old appeared in 64 games for the Raptors last season, averaging 3.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 10.9 minutes per contest. Banton scored nine points and grabbed two steals in Sunday's preseason win over the Utah Jazz and has impressed the coaching staff throughout training camp. As a result, Banton may be a fixture in Toronto's rotation in 2022-23 and could eventually see more work than Malachi Flynn, who is forecasted to serve as Fred VanVleet's backup. With that said, Banton shouldn't draw much interest from redraft managers, although he's someone to watch throughout the year.
Denver Nuggets forward/center Zeke Nnaji had his fourth-year option picked up on Monday. The No. 22 overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft has played 83 games for the Nuggets in his first two years in the league. During that span, he's averaged 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting an impressive 43.9% from downtown. Nnaji isn't a lock to see regular minutes in 2022-23. However, the 21-year-old could insert himself into the rotation as the season progresses. Although that won't do much for redraft participants heading into the year, dynasty managers should continue to hang on to him.