Kosta Koufos has been starting in Mozgov's place, on occasion, since the ankle injury while rookie Kenneth Faried has seen increased playing time in February as a result of Nene's injuries -- this time a calf strain. Faried had 8 points and 10 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors a couple of games ago, both career highs.
#Nuggets coach George Karl says Mozgov and Nene won't play tonight. Probable starters: Ty, AAA, Koufos, Faried and Brewer.— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) February 14, 2012
Danilo Gallinari is out for at least a month with an ankle injury, which means Corey Brewer, who is now back with the team, should pick up starts at small forward. Arron Afflalo, who could play small forward, stays at shooting guard after dealing with his own injuries recently.