The Denver Nuggets are having their share of non-available players for Game 1 of the first-round series vs the Utah Jazz.
In particular, Gary Harris and Will Barton will remain sidelined for their 9th game in Orlando with Mike Malone giving an update on Wednesday.
“If and when they are cleared to play, we’ll slowly work them back in, but obviously we are very deep into this Orlando bubble,” Malone said, per the Denver Post’s Mike Singer.
“Three scrimmages, (Wednesday) will be our seventh seeding game and the playoffs start come Monday. When they get cleared to play, we’ll try to get them back in there and try to reintegrate them back into the rotation,” Malone added.
Without Barton and Harris available, the Nuggets went 3-5 over the NBA’s restart heading into the postseason.