The hospital that is the Denver Nuggets is filling up quick. After losing scorers Will Barton and Wilson Chandler in the past week, the team will be without shooting guard Gary Harris, who could miss up to four weeks with a foot injury, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Harris was the perimeter defensive anchor of the team, one head coach Mike Malone heavily relied on to lock down on opposing superstars.
The 6-foot-4 guard suffered the injury on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons and sat out against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. He’s only played in five games this young season because of a groin injury sustained during training camp.
With Barton and now Harris sidelined, the wing scoring responsibilities will fall almost solely on Danilo Gallinari, given how poorly the experiments of Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson have gone so far.
If Barton can recover in time, he would be the primary candidate to fill in for Harris, while Chandler could see even more minutes as he battles his way back from a hamstring injury.
The Nuggets have also waived forward Jarnell Stokes after he missed the last two games with a foot injury, according to Dempsey — which would mean a signing could be soon to come.