Bad news for Nuggets fans, as their big offseason acquisition is set to be sidelined for an extended period of time.
According to reports, Paul Millsap has undergone surgery on his left wrist and will be out for an extended period of time.
Story on Denver's Paul Millsap expected to be sidelined 2-to-3 months with surgery on injured wrist: https://t.co/m8BH7yDSku— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2017
Millsap injured his wrist in the Nuggets' tilt against the Lakers on Nov. 19, causing him to exit the game early after playing just 13 minutes.
Denver signed Millsap to a massive deal this offseason, and the 32-year-old seemed to be beginning to click with his new teammates.
Millsap was posting averages of 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game with the Nuggets, numbers which were on the rise as Millsap grew further accustomed to his new role.
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap's surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and could sideline him for three months, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2017
Denver's dreams of the playoffs also just took a devastating blow as Millsap was brought in this offseason in order to give them a chance against the stacked Western Conference.
The Nuggets are currently 10-7, sitting in the sixth spot in the Western Conference, but they may be trending downwards due to the loss of Millsap.