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Nuggets’ Paul Millsap says he’s 100 percent recovered from wrist surgery

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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap missed quite a bit of time last season due to injury. The four-time All-Star suffered a torn tendon in his left wrist back in November on a failed dunk attempt. Now, however, with a bit of rehabilitation and one surgery under his belt, Millsap says he has fully recovered:

Millsap, now 33 years of age, was Denver’s second-leading scorer at the time of his injury, just behind Nikola Jokic.

In his 38 appearances with the Nuggets during their 2017-18 regular-season campaign, Millsap racked up averages of 14.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting from the field (34.5 percent from beyond the arc), 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, and a steal in 30.1 minutes per outing.

The Nuggets signed Millsap to a three-year, $90 million contract as a free agent last summer. Without a doubt, the team views him as a key member of their frontcourt rotation.

“Paul fits with the culture we’re trying to create,” Nuggets head coach Michael Malone told Mile High Sports AM 1340 in July. “When you have a locker room filled with so many young players, to add Paul, his experience and veteran leadership, it’s a win-win for everybody.”

The Nuggets finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 46-36 overall record, which landed the team a No. 9 seed in the Western Conference — just outside of playoff contention. With Millsap back to full health, though, Denver could be on track for a postseason berth.