News: Harris put up nine points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, and one steal in 26 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.
Impact: Harris has seen an influx of minutes of late with multiple injuries in Denver. The determining factor for his amount of run depends on Wilson Chandler (thigh), who is on track to return Friday against the Jazz.
News: Nurkic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Jazz, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Nurkic sprained his right ankle against the Suns on Wednesday, limiting him to only 21 minutes in the loss. While the severity of the injury remains unknown, the fact that he's already been ruled out for Friday's game is an indication that it may be fairly serious. Until further notice, he should be considered questionable to play Sunday against New Orleans, and J.J. Hickson is the top candidate to draw the start in his place Friday with Darrell Arthur (calf) doubtful.
News: Arthur (calf) is considered doubtful to play Friday against the Jazz, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Arthur was thought to be dealing with a knee strain, but after further evaluation, he's been diagnosed with a calf strain. He got the start in place of Kenneth Faried (thumb) on Wednesday, but Faried figures to return to the starting five if Arthur is ultimately held out Friday night.
News: Faried (thumb) is considered probable for Friday's game against the Jazz, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Faried sat out Wednesday's game with a bruised thumb. With X-rays coming back negative on the thumb, Faried is on track to play Friday, and he has a good chance to return to the starting lineup with Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur both listed as doubtful.
News: Chandler (thigh) is targeting a return Friday against the Jazz, the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Chandler has sat out the last two games with soreness in his thigh and groin, but he downplayed the issue Thursday, stating he's only dealing with a light strain. At this point, he's on track to return Friday, though the team will wait to see how he feels during morning shootaround before making an official decision.