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Harrison Wind: Nuggets injury report for tomorrow vs. Pacers: RJ Hampton (health and safety protocols), Gary Harris (left adductor strain) and Monte Morris (left quadriceps strain) are all out.
Katy Winge: Nuggets injury report ahead of the game vs. the Cavaliers tomorrow night: Gary Harris is OUT. P.J. Dozier is OUT. Paul Millsap is OUT. Will Barton III is questionable (personal reasons). JaMychal Green is probable (right shoulder strain).
Katy Winge: NUGGETS INJURY UPDATE FOR TONIGHT VS. WASHINGTON: Gary Harris upgraded to QUESTIONABLE. Monte Morris upgraded to QUESTIONABLE. Nikola Jokic has been added to the injury report with a right thumb sprain, he is PROBABLE. Dozier, Barton, Millsap all remain OUT.
Katy Winge: Gary Harris has officially been ruled out of today’s game vs Detroit with that left adductor strain. PJ Dozier remains out with his right hamstring strain.
Kendra Andrews: For the first time since the Nuggets arrived in the bubble, Gary Harris is not on the Nuggets’ injury report.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver getting a boost today: Guard Gary Harris (strained hip) is planning a return to the Nuggets lineup for Game 6 vs. Utah, sources tell ESPN. Harris has been sidelined for the entire restart, but made significant progress in recent workouts. Jazz lead series, 3-2.
TJ McBride: Gary Harris (right hip muscle strain) is questionable for the Nuggets Game 6 matchup with the Jazz.
Duvalier Johnson: Gary Harris is OUT tonight for Game 5.
Michael Singer: Michael Malone on Gary Harris’ questionable status: “For me, it’s always been about Gary’s confidence.” “Gary Harris will play when he’s comfortable and confident.” Harris hasn’t played 5-on-5 since March 11.
Harrison Wind: Big news for Denver: Nuggets have upgraded Gary Harris to questionable ahead of tomorrow’s Game 5.
TJ McBride: Gary Harris (right hip muscle strain) has been upgraded to doubtful for the Nuggets Game 4 matchup with the Jazz. Harris has not played a single minute in Orlando. This is the first sign that he could play at some point in the playoffs.
Michael Singer: Michael Malone: Gary Harris is getting closer, but team won’t be putting any pressure on him to return. He’s still out tomorrow. “I think Gary, mentally, is getting in a really good place.”
Kendra Andrews: Nuggets injury report for tomorrow’s game against the Lakers: – Gary Harris (hip) OUT – Will Barton (knee) OUT.
Jamie Hudson: Nuggets Injury Report vs. Blazers today: Troy Daniels (right hip; tightness) and Jamal Murray (left hamstring; tightness) are questionable. Will Barton (right knee; soreness), Gary Harris (right hip; muscle strain) and Paul Millsap (rest) are out.
Michael Singer: Malone on Murray, Barton or Harris’ availability: “Keep hope alive … Maybe one of those guys, but very very questionable.” Hell of an answer.
Michael Singer: According to Malone, Gary Harris is a game-time decision. Based on observations and conversations, I’m skeptical. I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s playing in his home state.
Harrison Wind: Even though the Nuggets will likely have their opening night starting five active in Dallas on Friday, Michael Malone said today that he’ll ease Gary Harris back into the rotation. Don’t be surprised if Malik Beasley continues to start for now.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (adductor), meanwhile, will not play again until after the All Star break. Also, Tyler Lydon is out of the game as he is in concussion protocol. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Another note from Nuggets practice: Michael Malone said keeping Gary Harris out until after the All-Star break is “probably the most prudent decision to make.” Harris has missed Denver’s last 5 games with an adductor strain. He’s already been ruled out of Monday’s game vs. Miami.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets will only have two of their regular starters (Barton, Jokic) for tonight’s game vs Pistons. Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap are all out. I’d expect Monte Morris and Malik Beasley to continue to start while minutes are available for reserve guard Brandon Goodwin.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris and Jamal Murray are both out for the Nuggets’ matchup tonight in Minnesota. Denver is hopeful that Murray can return during its four-game road trip which begins this evening.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets are officially listing Gary Harris as out for tonight with a right abductor strain.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said SG Gary Harris (groin) is “highly, highly unlikely to play” tonight vs. Houston.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (hamstring) is IN for tonight’s game vs. Chicago #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (hamstring) will miss his fifth-straight game for the Nuggets tonight. Trey Lyles (wrist) is available to play.
Nick Kosmider: Gary Harris (hamstring) and Trey Lyles (wrist) both listed as questionable for tomorrow night’s game against the Warriors.
Duvalier Johnson: Good and bad news. Will Barton is in tonight after missing since the second game of the season. Gary Harris and Trey Lyles however are out against the Suns. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Official: Gary Harris (hamstring) will not play tonight vs Clippers.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (hamstring) is still questionable, per Michael Malone.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left hamstring tightness) is officially questionable for tonight’s matchup with the Clippers. I imagine we won’t know his status until rosters are submitted around an hour before game time. Barton, Thomas, Porter, Vanderbilt all remain out.
Duvalier Johnson: Gary Harris gets the loudest ovation of the night when he returns back to the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets are getting back healthy.
Duvalier Johnson: Gary Harris makes his return tonight versus the Knicks. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Wouldn’t be surprised if Gary Harris, who’s missed Denver’s last 11 games, returns tonight against the Knicks. Nuggets have been able to go 7-4 over that span. “I think it’s remarkable,” Michael Malone said about how his team has battled through injuries to 3 starters this year.
Michael Singer: Gary Harris has been upgraded to questionable for tomorrow vs. Knicks. Malone said he expects him back soon, with Barton to follow shortly thereafter.
Injured Nuggets Gary Harris (hip) and Paul Millsap (fractured toe) spoke with the media Thursday for the first time since their respective injuries, and both are getting close to returning. Harris may be the first to come off the injury report, but both participated in full-court runs Thursday, one day after the Nuggets fell 111-103 at San Antonio. Neither will be available for Friday’s home game against the Spurs.
“To have them slowly integrating back into practice is great,” said Nuggets coach Michael Malone. “When they’re able to return, I want those guys to know, it’s not like I expect Gary, who I think will be back before anybody, to come in and save the day. Maybe it’s easier for me to bring him off the bench, ease him back into it. These guys have been out for a while.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver guard Gary Harris is expected to need three-to-four weeks to rehab his right hip injury, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Dempsey: The #Nuggets have announced that Paul Millsap has a fracture in his right big toe. He was injured last night’s in Charlotte. Gary Harris (hip), meanwhile, will be evaluated on a week to week basis. The Nuggets are now down 3 of their 5 starters going into tonight’s game at ATL.
Chris Dempsey: An MRI confirmed a hip injury for #Nuggets G Gary Harris. He will miss tonight’s game at Orlando, and will continue to be evaluated by the team’s medical staff.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (hip) will not play in tomorrow’s game at Orlando, the team has announced
Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris will get an MRI on Tuesday after exiting Monday’s 106-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors with a groin injury. Harris scored three points in nine minutes before exiting late in the first quarter with the injury. He didn’t return to the game.
Kerry Eggers: Nuggets coach Mike Malone on G Gary Harris (ankle): “He looked really good in shootaround. I’ll wait to get the final word, but he’s been able to have good treatment days. He was able to move today. He said he felt good so hopefully he’s able to play. I’m optimistic he will play”
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left ankle soreness) will miss his second straight game tonight vs Lakers.
Duvalier Johnson: Torrey Craig is starting in place of Gary Harris who is out tonight against the #Lakers.
Mike Trudell: Nuggets coach Mike Malone said SG Gary Harris (ankle) is questionable and will be a game-time decision. He missed Denver’s last game.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left ankle soreness) will not play tonight, Nuggets say.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (hamstring) said he will play today in #Nuggets preseason game vs. Perth. He has missed the first preseason games.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets still listing Gary Harris (left hamstring strain) as questionable for tonight’s preseason opener vs. Lakers. We’ll see what Michael Malone has to say about his status after shootaround this morning.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left hamstring strain) is questionable for tomorrow’s preseason opener vs Lakers. Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery), Michael Porter Jr (low back surgery), Jarred Vanderbilt (right foot surgery) are all out.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone on @Altitude950 says Gary Harris asked to come off the bench last night when he returned from an 11-game absence so Will Barton can continue to start at shooting guard.
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While Jokic is miles ahead of the field, his point total is right in line with where the winners landed each of the past few seasons. What is different, however, is that there is no clear second-place finisher. Since the league shifted to the current voting format in 2017, second place has earned at least 738 points. Embiid, who received five of the remaining 11 first-place votes, was second with 401 points — not much more than half of that typical amount. Antetokounmpo (no first-place votes, 375 points), the two-time reigning MVP, was a close third, with Damian Lillard (two first-place votes, 67 total votes, 283 points) in fourth and Harden (one first-place vote, 62 total votes, 231 points) in fifth.
James, meanwhile, went from getting more than half of the first-place votes in the last straw poll to getting none this time. He was left off nearly two-thirds of the ballots entirely, garnering just 37 total votes and 105 points. He was just ahead of Chris Paul, who had two first-place votes and 98 total points, with Kawhi Leonard (80 points, including one first-place vote) in eighth, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (28 points) in ninth and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (26 points) in 10th.
Duane Rankin: Kings coach Luke Walton said there “is room” to put Chris Paul in the MVP conversation. Paul on his way to his 17th double-double this season. Has nine points and eight assists as #Suns have 84-77 lead with 6:51 left in the 3rd quarter.
Enter Deck, who not coincidentally signed for $3.9 million. Is he an NBA player? Probably not. He had failed to make an impression as a younger player, going scoreless in the 2013 Hoop Summit and going undrafted in 2017. Now 26 years old and playing in Spain as a 6-foot-6 power forward with limited athleticism, nobody I talked to is that excited about him as an NBA prospect. His best-case scenario would be to get by enough on smarts and craftiness to carve out a back-end rotation spot. Deck’s main utility was that he was available via an in-season buyout, a rarity with European contracts.
In 2014, he said he wanted to stay in Portland and cement his legacy as the greatest Blazer of all time… then he chose to leave for San Antonio less than a year later in free agency. And while in San Antonio, he said he would like to one day reunite with Damian Lillard and end his career in Portland … then when presented with just that chance after a San Antonio buyout this spring, he instead chose Brooklyn. In between his mixed messages, there were some incredible moments. Some incredible production. And some real growth as a person. But there was also a lot of bitterness, pettiness and moodiness that led to much of the hurt.
Behind the scenes, though, it was a struggle. He battled insecurity, never feeling he was valued as much as Brandon Roy or even Greg Oden. He brooded during his early years with Roy, much of it stemming from him not being asked to a dinner in Memphis, which turned out to be more of a miscommunication than a slight.
And he struggled with bitterness and pettiness as he felt threatened by Lillard’s emergence in 2012, and the adoration of the city that was quickly heaped upon the young guard. He would turn down NBA public service announcements, then complain when Lillard did them, pointing it out as proof the organization favored Lillard.