JaVale McGee C DEN 14 Days
McGee (leg) will be used in "more of an emergency basis, if we needed him" in Friday's game against the Wizards, per coach Brian Shaw, the Denver Post reports.
McGee is still experiencing soreness in his leg and will likely stay on the pine Friday. J.J. Hickson should continue to benefit in McGee's absence from the court.
JaVale McGee C DEN 15 Days
McGee is still experiencing soreness in his leg, and should be considered day-to-day, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
McGee has suited up but not played the last two games after missing the three games prior due to the same soreness. He suffered a stress fracture in the same leg last year, so even though recent X-rays have come back negative, the pain is a bit worrying. Going forward, McGee will need to get on the court before he can be entered into any fantasy lineups, and even then he likely will not see enough minutes to be reliable in standard leagues.
JaVale McGee C DEN 18 Days
McGee (leg) was expected to return to action Monday, but logged a DNP-CD against the Jazz.
The score was close throughout the entire game, and it would make sense to keep McGee benched throughout the critical periods. He has logged just 13 games this season and remains a non-option in most leagues, with averages of 5.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game. For now, consider him probably to play Tuesday against the Blazers.
JaVale McGee C DEN 19 Days
McGee (leg) will play in Monday's game against the Jazz, the Denver Post reports.
McGee's left tibia soreness sidelined him for a week, but he apparently feels good enough to give it a go Monday. The big man is averaging 5.6 points, three boards and 1.1 blocks in 12 minutes over 13 games this season. Timofey Mozgov will still likely start, but McGee could see his regular minutes Monday if his leg holds up.
JaVale McGee C DEN 20 Days
McGee (leg) returned to practice Sunday and is on track to play Monday against the Jazz, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
McGee has been sidelined for a week with soreness in his left tibia, a bone in which he suffered a stress fracture last season. The Nuggets will re-evaluate McGee following the conclusion of Sunday's session, at which point it should become more clear as to whether he will, indeed, take the court Monday. The Nevada product is averaging just 5.6 points and 3.0 rebounds this season.
JaVale McGee C DEN 22 Days
McGee (leg) will not play against the Suns on Friday, the Denver Post reports.
McGee remains day-to-day without a definite timetable for a return. His next opportunity to get on the court will be against the Jazz on Monday.
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McGee (leg) is doubtful for Tuesday's matchup with the Bulls, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
A stress fracture in McGee's left tibia caused him to miss most of last season, and the issue appears to have resurfaced recently. While he's not dealing with another stress fracture, he's experiencing leg pain and underwent an MRI on Monday. If McGee ends up sitting out Tuesday, expect to see more of J.J. Hickson off the bench.
JaVale McGee C DEN 26 Days
McGee (leg) underwent an X-ray on his left tibia Monday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
McGee left Sunday's game against the Lakers after playing only six minutes due to a leg strain. The X-ray is likely just precautionary, as McGee dealt with a stress fracture in his left tibia that limited him to five games last season. The Nuggets will certainly exercise caution with the mercurial center, and he's considered day-to-day in advance of Tuesday's matchup with Chicago.
JaVale McGee C DEN 26 Days
McGee (leg) suffered a strained leg Sunday against the Lakers and will not return to the game, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
McGee strained his lower left leg, logging only six minutes before exiting. He'll be evaluated, and a more detailed report should be available Monday. If McGee misses time, J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur should see an uptick in their respective minutes off the bench.
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McGee came off the bench for 15 minutes during Friday's game against the Pacers and managed to put up seven points (2-3 FG, 3-4 FT) and four rebounds.
McGee is still on a minutes restriction while the Nuggets try to ease him back into action after missing considerable time off the court last season with a stress fracture in his left tibia. The 15 minutes that McGee played Friday should be pretty typical of what to expect until the Nuggets lift that minutes restriction which currently curbs his value.