Darrell Arthur Injury: Updates on Nuggets Forward's Knee and Return

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst III

Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur injured his knee against the Orlando Magic on Dec. 8 with a knee injury. After missing two games, he was cleared to return to the court.

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Arthur Active vs. Timberwolves 

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Arthur scored six points in 15 minutes in his return against the Timberwolves.

Arthur Key Factor in Nuggets' Gameplan 

Arthur was averaging a career-high 20.6 minutes and seven points per game prior to the injury.

Arthur has been a reliable backup to Kenneth Faried and has even played some minutes at small forward when the Nuggets want to play bigger lineups. He doesn't provide the athleticism Faried does while coming off the pick and roll and attacking the basket, but he's a reliable defender in the post and can grab rebounds.

That kind of player is what a young Nuggets team needs. It's essential for Denver's growth that he remains healthy.


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