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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
16-4 8-2 W5
13-7 7-3 L1
14-8 5-5 L2
7-14 3-7 L1
6-14 3-7 L2

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 10.5 3.7 49.0 2.3 0.4

Top Zeke Nnaji News

  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Eight points from bench

    Nnaji recorded eight points (3-8 FG, 2-5 FT), seven rebounds and three blocks in 12 minutes during Monday's 113-104 win over the Clippers.

    Nnaji was expected to draw the start with Nikola Jokic (back) out, but the Nuggets elected to play the matchup and pit DeAndre Jordan against his former team. While the decision succeeded with flying colors, Nnaji still had an impact in 12 minutes on the court. Although one shouldn't expect Jordan to stay this productive, Monday's switch puts a question mark next to Nnaji's future as Jokic's direct replacement.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Good to go Wednesday

    Nnaji (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Magic.

    Nnaji has been upgraded from probable to available despite dealing with a right ankle sprain. He should continue to serve as Denver's backup center behind Nikola Jokic.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Dealing with minor ankle sprain

    Nnaji is probable for Wednesday's matchup against Orlando due to a right ankle sprain.

    Nikola Jokic was ejected from Monday's contest against Detroit, which allowed Nnaji to play 14 minutes. He posted seven points, one rebound and one block during the narrow win, but it appears he picked up a minor ankle sprain. Nnaji is still on track to suit up versus the Magic, but he'll probably see fewer minutes with Jokic back in the lineup Wednesday.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Scores nine in defeat

    Nnaji produced nine points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 110-89 loss to Minnesota.

    Nnaji signed a four-year contract extension with the Nuggets during the offseason, and while he's had consistent minutes off the bench, he hasn't displayed much fantasy upside. He had one of his best performances of the young season during Wednesday's defeat but is unlikely to see a significant uptick in production as long as the Nuggets stay fairly healthy.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Signs contract extension Saturday

    Nnaji signed a four-year, $32 million contract extension with the Nuggets on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Nnaji won the battle to open the 2023-24 season as the backup to Nikola Jokic, and while his fantasy upside will be minimal in that role, there's no question the Nuggets believe in him and his long-term potential. Nnaji is expected to have a more prominent role in this upcoming campaign and will look to improve on the 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.4 blocks across 14.0 minutes per contest he averaged in 2022-23.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Puts up 17 points off bench

    Nnaji recorded 17 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT), six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 21 minutes in Tuesday's 115-107 win over the Suns

    Now in his third season with the Nuggets, Nnaji is once again trying to hold on to a spot in the rotation as Nikola Jokic's backup. He put in more work than his competition, as DeAndre Jordan and Peyton Watson saw limited action. His role seems safe for now, but with Jokic playing max minutes in the regular season, Nnaji's fantasy impact will be negligible.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Available Thursday

    Nnaji (knee) will play Thursday against the Suns.

    Nnaji has been dealing with a right knee issue for the past few games, but he'll make his return to the lineup Thursday. With most of the Nuggets' starters not playing, it's possible that Nnaji starts and sees extended minutes.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Status uncertain against Phoenix

    Nnaji (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game versus the Suns.

    Nnaji is in danger of missing his third straight game Thursday due to a right knee sprain. If he's unable to suit up, his next chance to do so is Saturday's matchup with Utah.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Ruled out Tuesday

    Nnaji (knee) will not play Tuesday against the Rockets, according to Mike Singer of the Denver Post.

    Nnaji will sit out for a second straight game. When asked about Nnaji's knee, coach Michael Malone said he's hopeful to get him back after Tuesday's game. Denver's next contest will be April 6 against Phoenix. With Nnaji out, Denver's backup center options include Thomas Bryant and DeAndre Jordan.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Questionable Tuesday

    Nnaji (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Houston.

    Nnaji missed Sunday's game against the Warriors due to a right knee issue, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to return Tuesday. Nikola Jokic (calf) is also questionable, while Thomas Bryant and DeAndre Jordan would likely see increased playing time if Nnaji or Jokic is out.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Ruled out Sunday

    Nnaji (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Warriors, per coach Michael Malone, Mike Singer of the Denver Post reports.

    Nanji is dealing with a right knee issue that will cost him at least one game as the Nuggets begin to look ahead to the final week of the regular season. With Nikola Jokic (calf) expected to sit out again Sunday, Thomas Bryant and DeAndre Jordan should see most of the work at center.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Questionable against Warriors

    Nnaji is questionable for Sunday's game versus Golden State due to a right knee sprain.

    It's unclear when Nnaji injured his knee, but it could hold him out of Sunday's contest. He is averaging 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.0 minutes across his last six games since returning from a shoulder injury.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Sticks in rotation Monday

    Nnaji totaled six points (3-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and two assists in 13 minutes during Monday's 116-111 victory over the 76ers.

    Nnaji exceeded 10 minutes for the fourth straight game, although once again failed to offer much in terms of fantasy value. Across those four games, he has scored a total of just 17 points, which is certainly nothing to write home about. Managers need not waste their time even considering him, outside of the deepest of leagues.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Returns from 17-game absence

    Nnaji (shoulder) recorded four points (2-2 FG), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 12 minutes during Sunday's 108-102 victory over the Nets.

    Sunday marked Nnaji's first action since Feb. 5, when he sustained a sprained shoulder. The Arizona product was eased back into the rotation and should be set for a slight uptick in minutes down the stretch as one of Denver's few trusted reserve big men behind Nikola Jokic. With Nnaji back in the mix, Thomas Bryant didn't leave the bench Sunday in a coach's decision.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Officially available

    Nnaji (shoulder) will play in Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Nnaji will make his first appearance since Feb. 5 after dealing with a sprained right shoulder. Considering the lengthy absence, he will likely face a minutes restriction for the contest. Although it's unclear how much he will play, he could swipe some minutes away from Jeff Green, Vlatko Cancar and Thomas Bryant.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Expected to play Saturday

    Nnaji (shoulder) is in line to play Saturday against the Knicks, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.

    Nnaji has been sidelined since Feb. 5 with a sprained right shoulder but will be available to make a return to the hardwood. Nnaji saw at least 20 minutes of playing time in six of his last nine games leading up to the injury but will likely be under a heavy minutes restriction given the month-long absence. Regardless, his return could mean fewer minutes for Jeff Green, Vlatko Cancar and Thomas Bryant.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Questionable against Knicks

    Nnaji (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Knicks.

    Nnaji hasn't played since Feb. 5 due to a right shoulder sprain. Saturday's game coincides with his re-evaluation timetable, but the Nuggets have yet to provide any information about his status. Even if Nnaji can't suit up against Knicks, his questionable tag seems to indicate he will return to action soon.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: To be re-evaluated in two weeks

    Nnaji (shoulder) is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks, Harrison Wind of reports.

    Nnaji has missed the Nuggets' previous ten games due to a right shoulder sprain. A re-evaluation in two weeks indicates a return in late March at best, as he will likely take some time to ramp things up before returning to the court. Given the Nuggets' No. 1 status in the Western Conference, they will presumably not rush him back into things.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Still out Friday

    Nnaji (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Nnaji will miss a 10th consecutive game due to a right shoulder sprain, and it's unclear when he'll be able to return. His next opportunity to do so will be Monday against Toronto.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Listed out again

    Nnaji (shoulder) remains out Tuesday against Houston.

    This will be nine straight absences for Nnaji, who continues to nurse a sprained right shoulder. He's without a clear timetable, but his absence shouldn't have a major impact on the Nuggets' rotation so long as Thomas Bryant, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green and Vlatko Cancar are healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 22
School: Arizona
Experience: 3