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Jawun Evans Headshot

Evans has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Timberwolves with a sore abdominal injury, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

When Evans suffered the injury as well as the severity of the injury are unknown at this time. Evans should be considered questionable for the Clippers next game, Wednesday against the Celtics. With Evans out, Tyrone Wallace will likely see an increased role as a reserve guard.
9:02 pm (EST)
Nate Schmidt Headshot

Schmidt has been skating on Vegas' first defensive pairing as of late, now averaging 22:28 of ice time on the season.

The 26-year-old has already set a career high for points in the desert as well, now up to 20 points (three assists, 17 goals) in 46 games. Although his point total is still rather modest, Schmidt's production has been consistent, as he's only gone four or more games without recording a point twice in 2017-18. After being stuck behind a deep defensive corps in Washington, it appears a fresh start and increased responsibility was what Schmidt needed to find his game.
9:00 pm (EST)
Andre Iguodala Headshot

Iguodala (calf) is listed as probable for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks.

After going through practice Monday, Iguodala is considered probable for Tuesday. Iguodala has missed the past two games, however being listed as probable coupled with a successful practice Monday likely means that Iguodala's calf shouldn't be much of an issue anymore.
8:52 pm (EST)
Latavius Murray Headshot

Murray rushed six times for 18 yards while bringing in both of his targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Eagles in the NFC championship game.

Murray struggled to find holes in the Eagles' tough run defense and his usage was blunted once the Vikings were forced to abandon the run game. He now finishes the postseason having averaged an inefficient 2.7 yards on 25 carries after averaging 3.9 yards on 216 carries during the regular season. Under contract with Minnesota for another two seasons, Murray is set to return in 2018 as the clear No. 2 runner on the depth chart behind Dalvin Cook (knee), as teammate Jerick McKinnon will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
8:51 pm (EST)
Will Barton Headshot

Barton will get the start for Wilson Chandler on Monday against the Trail Blazers, Gina Mizell of The Denver Post reports.

After getting two starts earlier in the week, Barton will move back into the starting lineup for Wilson Chandler. In the two starts, Barton posted an impressive 19.5 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.5 rebounds over 38.5 minutes.
8:44 pm (EST)
Trey Lyles Headshot

Lyles will move back to the bench Monday's game against the Trail Blazers, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports.

Lyles picked up the spot start Friday against the Suns, posting 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists across 28 minutes. Despite the solid contributions, the Nuggets are slated to shift back to their larger lineup Monday, which means Mason Plumlee will start at power forward alongside Nikola Jokic, while Lyles heads back to the bench. Lyles will likely struggle to match the 28 minutes he logged Friday while coming off the bench, so look for a slight decrease in his overall workload.
8:44 pm (EST)
Marc Methot Headshot

Methot (knee) will start skating later this week, and is expected to enter the lineup shortly after the All-Star break.

Anytime a player suffers a lower-body injury, it's always good news they're planning on lacing up the skates. Head coach Ken Hitchcock stated he expects Methot to rejoin the team after the All-Star break, as either a full-time player or in practice. This stays in line with the 32-year-old's original two-plus week prognosis, and hopefully when Methot returns, he'll finally be 100 percent after already missing 32 games in 2017-18, and can start putting points on the statsheet.
8:43 pm (EST)
Mason Plumlee Headshot

Plumlee will start at power forward for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports.

The Nuggets opted to go with a slightly smaller lineup Friday against the Suns, starting Trey Lyles alongside Nikola Jokic in the frontcourt. However, Denver is going to switch to a bigger lineup once again Monday against Portland, which means Plumlee will rejoin the starting five, while Lyles heads to the bench. After logging just 13 minutes Friday, Plumlee should see an uptick in minutes and production with the promotion to the top unit.
8:40 pm (EST)
Wilson Chandler Headshot

Chandler will come off the bench Monday against the Trail Blazers, Gina Mizell of The Denver Post reports.

Chandler will move to the bench with Will Barton moving the starting lineup Monday. Chandler has struggled in the month of January, averaging just 6.1 points on 33.3 percent shooting over 30.9 minutes. The move to the bench will likely cause him to see a dip in minutes.
8:40 pm (EST)
Nick Taylor Headshot

Taylor finished in a tie for 20th at the CareerBuilder Challenge, after carding a six-under 66 during Sunday's final round.

Taylor shot up 46 spots on the leaderboard during the fourth round, thanks to potting six birdies and no bogeys throughout the effort. In fact, the Canadian only had four bogeys the entire tournament, fourth least out of the field. A large reason was Taylor ranked eighth in SG: Tee-to-green and 13th in scrambling, but he unfortunately also ranked 54th in SG: Putting, and wasn't able to consistently place circles on the scorecard. The 29-year-old will look to carry over his sharp swing to this week's Farmers Insurance Open.
8:31 pm (EST)
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