JaVale McGee C DEN 1 Month

McGee (leg) will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Warriors, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

McGee will continue to sit out as long as he's experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired leg. Initially expected to compete for the starting center job, McGee now appears unlikely to be ready when the regular season opens.

JaVale McGee C DEN 1 Month

McGee (leg) won't play Monday, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports.

This is not surprising, as it was revealed last week that McGee may not be ready for the start of the regular season. With J.J. Hickson also ailing, Timofey Mozgov will see significant run at center.

JaVale McGee C DEN 1 Month

McGee (leg) is still experiencing soreness and may not be ready to play when the regular season begins, the Denver Post reports. "What he's going through right now is when he has practiced and he has done physical work out there on the floor, he's the only one that's shown some soreness the next day," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "But from our medical staff they say that's pretty natural, he's going to be sore and then he'll take a day (off) and the soreness will go away and then he'll do a little bit more the next time."

McGee, who appeared in only five games last season, is recovering from a stress fracture in his left tibia. He was initially expected to compete for the opening night starting center spot, but coach Shaw intimated this week that he intends to start Timofey Mozgov, who filled in for McGee much of last season. At this point, McGee will be evaluated on a daily basis, and the Nuggets hope to see marked improvement as the preseason progresses.

JaVale McGee C DEN 1 Month

McGee (leg) is still experiencing soreness and may not be ready to play when the regular season begins, the Denver Post reports. "What he's going through right now is when he has practiced and he has done physical work out there on the floor, he's the only one that's shown some soreness the next day," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "But from our medical staff they say that's pretty natural, he's going to be sore and then he'll take a day (off) and the soreness will go away and then he'll do a little bit more the next time."

McGee, who appeared in only five games last season, is recovering from a stress fracture in his left tibia. He was initially expected to compete for the opening night starting center spot, but coach Shaw intimated this week that he intends to start Timofey Mozgov, who filled in for McGee much of last season. At this point, McGee will be evaluated on a daily basis, and the Nuggets hope to see marked improvement as the preseason progresses.

JaVale McGee C DEN 2 Months

McGee (leg) may not be ready for the season opener, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports.

Of the injured Nuggets (Danilo Gallinari, Nate Robinson, J.J. Hickson), coach Brian Shaw said that McGee is the furthest away from returning to the court. There was a report earlier in the week that McGee would attempt to play in Friday's preseason game, but that is starting to look unlikely. With a Hickson, Timofey Mozgov and Darrell Arthur (all of whom might be better players than McGee) also in the hunt for minutes at center, McGee's lack of health makes him a risky fantasy proposition on draft day this year.

JaVale McGee C DEN 2 Months

McGee (leg) won't play in the Nuggets' preseason game Wednesday, but he is expected to play in the team's third exhibition Friday in Phoenix, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports.

This would be his first action of the preseason and it will be interesting to see how he looks, and how careful the Nuggets are with his minutes. There's upside here, but there's too much risk in terms of health and playing time to value McGee highly on draft day.

JaVale McGee C DEN 2 Months

McGee (leg) will not play in the Nuggets' preseason opener Monday against the Lakers, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

While the big man has been cleared for full contact, the team will bring him along slowly as he recovers from a stress fracture in his left tibia. McGee, who is competing with Timofey Mozgov for the starting job, was limited to just five games last season.

JaVale McGee C DEN 2 Months

McGee (leg) is fully ready to play as training camp begins, the Denver Post reports. "I'm real excited to play," McGee said. "I only played four or five games last season. It's a blessing to be back."

McGee missed all but five games last season due to a stress fracture in his left tibia. He had a rod inserted inserted into the leg, which should help prevent another fracture from developing. McGee also bulked up this season and reported to camp at 265 pounds, by far the heaviest playing weight of his career.

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General manager Tim Connelly said JaVale McGee will be back on the court "any day."

"He's got to show us what he can do, and certainly he's a huge part of what we hope to be next year because he brings a defensive component that we struggled with at times last year," Connelly said. McGee said to Connelly that he felt like he let the team down after playing in just five games in 2013-14. He's disappointed a few times, so he's not going to be a hot property in drafts next year.

JaVale McGee C DEN 7 Months

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw admitted on Saturday that JaVale McGee will have to battle Timofey Mozgov for the starting position next season.

"I told JaVale even before he had season-ending surgery, 'Timo's coming for you. It's not a given that anything is going to be handed to you when you come back.' " Shaw said. McGee was a wild disappointment this year, only making it through five games averaging 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks. However, Mozgov put together a very impressive run to end his 2013-14 campaign, as he's averaged 17.4 points and 9.6 rebounds over the last seven games. With how often McGee finds himself "Shaqtin' a fool," it would be far from surprising to see Mozgov overtake McGee for the starting gig. But for now, this is just something to file away for next year's draft.