JaVale McGee C DEN 15 Hrs
McGee (leg) didn't get onto the court during Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
Nuggets coach Brian Shaw cited a lack of practice time as the reason for keeping McGee out of the lineup. Denver plays again Thursday against the Grizzlies and Saturday against the Hornets, however, and the need to give the Nuggets' other bigs a breather should get McGee onto the court, even if it's just in a limited role.
JaVale McGee C DEN 21 Hrs
McGee (lower leg) will be active for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Dempsey reports.
It has been a long time since we saw McGee in game action, but now that he is back, the expectation should be that he sees 10-20 minutes. Based on his shot-blocking ability, he should be monitored in most full-season leagues, but owners in daily formats should look elsewhere for production Wednesday.
JaVale McGee C DEN 1 Day
McGee (lower leg) could return to the court Wednesday in New Orleans, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
McGee has been nearing a return for quite some time, and it appears he's finally ready to get back on the court. Coach Brian Shaw said he'll make a decision this afternoon regarding McGee's status for Wednesday's game, but if he does not play Wednesday then he will definitely return Thursday against the Grizzlies. McGee has played just one game since Nov. 23 due to soreness and muscle aggravation in his leg, on which he had surgery last season.
JaVale McGee C DEN 5 Days
McGee (lower leg) is expected to miss the next few games but is reportedly still improving, the Denver Post reports.
McGee has spent just 12 minutes on the court since Nov. 23 as he continues to recover from a lower leg injury. With this most recent news the 27-year-old should be considered out until further news is released.
JaVale McGee C DEN 7 Days
McGee (leg) took part in practice Thursday and is nearing a return, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
McGee, who is battling soreness in his tibia, put in a full practice Thursday and is officially considered questionable for Friday's game against the Celtics. While it seems unlikely he plays Friday, the Nuggets expect him back on the court within the next few days, so Sunday against Washington and Monday against the Clippers look like more realistic possibilities. McGee, who hasn't played since early January, has seen time in just 14 games this season after playing just five last season. Once he's back to full health, he'll challenge J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur for minutes off the bench behind Jusuf Nurkic.
JaVale McGee C DEN 12 Days
McGee hasn't played since December 5th due to a muscle aggravation in the leg in which he had a stress fracture last season.
McGee may see increased court time when he finally comes back from his injury, given the trade of Timofey Mozgov, but he's not someone to rely upon, given he played just 12 minutes a night prior to sitting out these last six weeks. McGee is an option in deeper leagues only at the moment.
JaVale McGee C DEN 22 Days
McGee (leg) is roughly a week away from returning, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
McGee has been sidelined since early-December due to leg soreness, but could see the court as early as Jan. 14 in a best-case scenario. Due to the recent trade of Timofey Mozgov, McGee could take on significant minutes when ready, as Jusuf Nurkic is currently occupying the role of starting center.
JaVale McGee C DEN 1 Month
McGee (leg) is expected to be out a "significant" amount of time, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said, The Denver Post reports.
In the same report, Shaw said he heard at one point that McGee could miss up to six weeks with soreness in his tibia. There is still no official timetable for McGee, but it seems as if he'll at least be out for the remainder of 2015.
JaVale McGee C DEN 2 Months
McGee (leg) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Spurs, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
McGee will miss his eighth game in the Nuggets' last nine, and with Kenneth Faried (ankle) also out, Timofey Mozgov, Darrell Arthur and J.J. Hickson should see the bulk of the frontcourt minutes.
JaVale McGee C DEN 2 Months
McGee (leg) has been ruled out for Saturday's game, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.
The Nuggets will continue to rely on Timofey Mozgov, Darrell Arthur and J.J. Hickson down low with McGee out. Consider the McGee day-to-day going forward.