February 1, 2023

Jeff Green to miss four weeks for Denver due to finger sprain, hand fracture

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Denver Nuggets big male Jeff Eco-friendly will be out upon spraining his left finger and fracturing his left hand, the staff declared Saturday. He will be re-evaluated following 4 months.

For every Nuggets release, Eco-friendly sustained both accidents throughout the fourth quarter of their 120-107 eventual gain about the Portland Trail Blazers previous Friday.

This season, Green is averaging 7.5 points when capturing efficiently with a 52.7 performance mark to go with 2.8 boards and 1.1 helps in 24 video games he performed.

The veteran serves as a single of the significant and admired locker place leaders of Denver supplied his wealthy working experience and that coveted management he brings. He is on his next year with the staff after training his $4.5 million participant alternative of his two-12 months offer very last offseason.

With Green out, youthful significant gentleman Zeke Nnjaji is anticipated to attain included minutes, with Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr. set to carry on leading the frontcourt helm.