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Paul Millsap out, Wilson Chandler questionable for Nuggets vs. Kings

The Denver Nuggets will be without star forward Paul Millsap tonight against the Sacramento Kings, and have listed forward Wilson Chandler as questionable, according to T.J. McBride of BSN Denver.

Millsap suffered a left wrist sprain on a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night after going to the locker room in each of the first two quarters with the injury.

Chandler is dealing with low-back pain in he’ll likely be a game-time decision for Mike Malone, according to how his veteran forward feels after shootaround.

Due to Millsap’s absence, Malone could roll the dice, starting Will Barton at small forward and slotting Chandler as a stretch-four, or opting to place reserve Kenneth Faried in a straight swap for Millsap.

Denver has now gone 6-3 in their last nine outings and could bounce back from yesterday’s loss immediately against the Kings, before taking on a West-leading Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Millsap’s X-ray results came back negative, but it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see Millsap miss a few games to fully recover before returning to the lineup. The newly-acquired Swiss army knife is averaging 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in his first season with the Nuggets.