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Nuggets’ Gary Harris questionable for Thursday’s game vs. Clippers

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Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris is questionable to play for Thursday’s matchup against the LA Clippers,  according to Harrison Wind of BSN Denver.

Moreover, swingman Will Barton remains sidelined for the team as he recovers from surgery to repair his core and hip muscle injuries.

The Nuggets have been the best team in the West all season long, with their offense clicking and hitting full-gear. Nikola Jokic is the perfect center to place around three or four other shooters, as he can be utilized in numerous ways.

Sometimes, head coach Mike Malone lets Jokic handle the ball at the top of the key. The Nuggets run actions with dribble handoffs and wraps to get their shooters open. Unfortunately, with Will Barton and potentially Gary Harris out, the team will have less spacing around their playmaking big man.

On the season, Harris has averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the field and only 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Harris has struggled with injury on and off this season, and it has caused his 3-point shot to not be as effective as it usually is.

Barton, on the other hand, has only played two games this campaign. He’s been out with a hip injury nearly, and the Nuggets sorely miss his offensive production and veteran presence at the three.

The Nuggets are 27-12 so far, holding the no.1 spot in the NBA’s Western Conference.