8 P.M. AT DENVER • PEPSI CENTER • No TV, 830-AM
Preview: The Nuggets had won five in a row before losing 97-89 Friday at Dallas, yet they are willing to blow up their roster and start rebuilding all over. In the past 10 days, they dealt away center Timofey Mozgov and guard Nate Robinson. … Saturday’s game will not be televised locally because it’s Hockey Day in Minnesota all day on FSN.
Players to watch: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson had 29 points, 12 assists and five rebounds in a home victory over Dallas on Wednesday and is averaging 17.0 points and 10.1 assists a game. He ranks second in the NBA in assists. … Denver power forward Kenneth Faried recorded a double-double in seven of his past 10 games before Friday.
Injuries: Wolves G Kevin Martin and C Nikola Pekovic (ankle/foot) are listed as doubtful, but there’s a chance Martin could play. G Ricky Rubio (sprained ankle) and F Shabazz Muhammad (outer oblique strain) remain out. Denver F Danilo Gallinari (knee), G Randy Foye (quadriceps strain) and C JaVale McGee (leg strain) are listed as out. F Wilson Chandler (knee strain) and F Darrell Arthur (hamstring tightness) are listed as probable.