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Nuggets held two shootarounds in wake of Nikola Jokic suspension

Mike Singer, Denver Post
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) dribbles past Phoenix Suns guard Elie Okobo (2) in the first half at the Pepsi Center on Jan. 25, 2019.
Andy Cross, Denver Post

The Nuggets had already gone through shootaround Friday morning and installed their plan for the Suns when they got the news.

Nikola Jokic, who hadn’t even left the Pepsi Center in his black vest and winter beanie, was served a one-game suspension for leaving the bench during Wednesday’s altercation

Going up against the worst team in the Western Conference, who beat the Nuggets less than two weeks ago in Phoenix, Nuggets coach Michael Malone called a second shootaround for Friday afternoon.

Malone used the time to pair Jokic’s replacement, Mason Plumlee, with the rest of the starters. That group also included Will Barton, who hadn’t started a game since returning from his surgery.

“Yeah, it was kind of weird,” Torrey Craig said. “Guys didn’t take that that well.”

Read the full story via The Denver Post.