Denver Nuggets Post-Season Grades and Awards ’17-’18

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B. Mason Plumlee is a tough one.  A few things were to his disadvantage this season.  First, the perception that the Nuggets did not get equal value for Jusuf Nurkic (they did, watch Nurk play).  Also, the injury to Millsap put the Nuggets frontcourt into disarray forcing Coach Malone to try combinations that didn’t work.  Interestingly, late in the season, the Nuggets got pretty good run out of playing Jokic at center and Plumlee at power forward.  A reverse to the disastrous pairing earlier in the season.  Mase really found his legs in the last quarter of the season as the Nuggets defensive specialist.  His block on Jerami Grant should hang above his mantle. <p>Plumlee averaged 7.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 19.5 minutes per game.</p>. C. Denver Nuggets. MASON PLULMLEE