The Denver Nuggets were already shorthanded entering their home game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, as Ty Lawson was held out of the lineup with a strained left rotator cuff.
They could seldom afford to lose another player, especially one who provides some punch in the scoring department. Unfortunately for them, that’s exactly what happened. Nate Robinson was forced from the game with a sprained knee and will have an MRI on Thursday.
— Raj Sharan (@Raj_Sharan) January 30, 2014
The Nuggets also recently received the news that Danilo Gallinari will remain out for the rest of the 2013-2014 season. Without him Denver already has to strain to find enough points on any given night. After a heroic performance for the Chicago Bulls in last year’s playoffs, the Nuggets brought Robinson in to score points off the bench. So far he has averaged 10 points a game in that role.
My fake sources tell me that Robinson’s simulation of Super Bowl 48 in a snowy Safeway parking lot had nothing to do with tonight’s injury. Depending on how long he is out, the Nuggets will turn to Evan Fournier and Jordan Hamilton to key the back court off the bench.