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Paul Millsap Is Out Indefinitely After Opting To Get Wrist Surgery

22 November 2017

Once the Nuggets' game versus the Lakers had concluded, it came out that Millsap had gotten an X-ray on his left wrist but the team was still waiting for the results.

The four-time All-Star averaged 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season before his injury.

Without Millsap, the Nuggets will rely on their youth and their depth to get them through his absence and to keep the ship a float while he heals from his injury.

The tentative timetable would put Millsap back in the lineup sometime around the All-Star break in February, according to The Post.

Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 27 2017 in Atlanta
Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 27 2017 in Atlanta

Kenneth Faried started in place of Millsap against the Kings, while Mason Plumlee, Trey Lyles and Juancho Hernangomez are also options at power forward. Malone had chosen to go with a smaller lineup in the second half against the Lakers by starting Will Barton at small forward, and sliding Wilson Chandler into his more preferred power forward position. More importantly, he has been key to Denver's defense going from one of the NBA's worst to the middle of the pack this season. Chances are when Millsap returns, the Nuggets will still have something to play for.

Unseld took over as the interim head coach with Malone suspended for Monday's game.

With the star-studded front court of Millsap and Nikola Jokic leading the way, the Nuggets have begun the season with a 10-7 record.

Paul Millsap Is Out Indefinitely After Opting To Get Wrist Surgery