JaVale McGee C DEN 8 Months

JaVale McGee (fractured tibia) is scheduled for an X-ray in the next few weeks, to determine how much his bone has healed.

McGee continues to rehab with bone stimulation and upper body workouts, but he has yet to test out his injured leg. "I'm just glad there was a reason why I was playing mediocre, I guess," he said. "So that's cool." J.J. Hickson is averaging 12.1 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Nuggets' starting center in McGee's absence, which will continue indefinitely.

JaVale McGee C DEN 8 Months

JaVale McGee (fractured tibia) hasn't begun any lower body activity and is a ways off from returning to the court.

McGee can be a difference maker for his fantasy owners in the blocks category, but it's sounding like we won't be seeing any Dikembe Mutombo impersonations until at least early 2014. Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post spoke with McGee recently and added, "He's still on the bone stimulator machine, helping to heal a stress fracture. He's really not doing much of anything with his lower body right now. Just like with [Danilo Gallinari], he's not even begun running. Stress fractures can take weeks to heal; I probably wouldn't look for McGee until the end of the month or the New Year."

JaVale McGee C DEN 9 Months

JaVale McGee (fractured tibia) said that he's dealt with discomfort in his leg since the end of last season.

"It didn't come as a surprise," McGee said of his fractured leg. "I've been in pain since the end of last year. But it was unbearable to the point that it was affecting my play, so I decided to get an X-ray." He added that the X-ray suggests that his fracture has grown since last year. McGee is going through bone stimulation therapy and is just going to rest until the bone heals. He is out indefinitely and could be sidelined for an extended period of time.

JaVale McGee C DEN 9 Months

JaVale McGee was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left tibia on Sunday and is out indefinitely.

The fracture could keep him out for a while and he won't have a timetable to return. McGee was off to a slow start, playing in just 16.0 minutes per game for 7.0 points, 3.4 boards and 1.4 blocks. The Nuggets have been using guys like J.J. Hickson and Anthony Randolph at center with McGee not playing much, but Timofey Mozgov is the most likely to take over as the starting center. It's hard to get too attached to the idea of picking up Mozgov for his lack of talent, so Hickson and Randolph might be better pickups for now. It makes sense to cut McGee in most leagues.

JaVale McGee C DEN 9 Months

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said he was disappointed with his team's "energy level" on Friday, and suggested that he'll bench players who don't play with maximum effort.

"We're deep enough at a few positions where if some of the those guys aren't going to come with any energy then I'll just go down the bench, find the guys who want to play and their minutes and their opportunities will go down," Shaw said. Among the more conspicuous playing time allotments on Friday, JaVale McGee played only 12 minutes, Kenneth Faried played 20 minutes, Nate Robinson played seven minutes, and Anthony Randolph thrived in 32 minutes off the bench. With Wilson Chandler (hamstring) targeting a return on Monday and so many variables in play, fantasy owners should keep a close eye on Denver's roster.

JaVale McGee C DEN 9 Months

JaVale McGee hit rock bottom in Friday's loss to the Suns, playing just 12 minutes on his way to two points, three rebounds and one assist.

McGee wasn't in any foul trouble and he didn't see the court after the nine-minute mark of the third quarter. It would be easier to rail on McGee about his disastrous start if the Nuggets didn't look so erratic as an organization right now. We can't see dropping McGee when he is supposed to be a part of the foundation in Denver, but his leash is going to get shorter by the day.

JaVale McGee C DEN 9 Months

JaVale McGee played 24 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday, shooting 7-of-13 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

The minutes, field goal attempts and points were all season highs. McGee also didn't turn the ball over, which coach Brian Shaw likely appreciated after his five turnovers on Tuesday. He had his usual handful of bad shots tonight, but it's still an encouraging night. His patient owners shouldn't feel vindicated yet, but he's becoming a little less of a volatile asset in fantasy leagues.

JaVale McGee C DEN 9 Months

JaVale McGee has yet to blow up this season and hit 4-of-11 shots for nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes on Tuesday.

He picked up five fouls, or he might have been much more productive tonight. The Nuggets have played just three games and McGee has five blocks, and has picked up at least four fouls in two of his three starts. He's off to a very slow start, but signs are there that he could be getting ready to pick it up, if he can stay out of foul trouble, as well as Brian Shaw's doghouse.

JaVale McGee C DEN 9 Months

JaVale McGee played just 13 minutes against the Blazers on Friday, scoring six points with three boards, one assist and one block on 3-of-6 shooting.

He only had one foul and he was outplayed by teammate Timofey Mozgov. This is not the start his owners wanted to see and his 11.5 minutes per game is less than half his amount in the the preseason. McGee is one of the most inconsistent guys to own, but his upside should make his owners exercise some patience.

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JaVale McGee played just 10 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday and had only four points, one board and two blocks.

Foul trouble was the culprit here and he picked up two quick ones in the first 4:30 of the game, then picked up his third just a little over a minute upon his return to the game in the second quarter. Unlike ex-coach George Karl, evidence suggests that coach Brian Shaw is committed to McGee, so there's no reason to worry about tonight's dud.