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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
53-29 5-5 W1
42-40 7-3 W3
40-42 4-6 W2
37-45 2-8 L1
33-49 1-9 L4

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 8.1 3.3 49.2 1.6 0.5
Post Season 2.8 1.0 40.0 0.8 0.2

Top Peyton Watson News

  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Shut down for Summer League

    Watson won't play for the remainder of the 2023 Summer League, Harrison Wind of reports.

    Watson doesn't appear to have suffered any injury but won't play Friday. In all likelihood, the Nuggets have simply seen enough from their 2022 first-round pick. With Bruce Brown and Jeff Green gone, Watson could be poised for a bigger role in Denver next season after making just 23 appearances as a rookie in 2022-23.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Not starting Wednesday

    Watson (undisclosed) is not in the first unit for Wednesday's game against Utah.

    Watson's absence from the starting lineup likely indicates he won't play Wednesday considering he's started in all of the Nuggets' games this summer. Though it hasn't been confirmed he'll be shut down for the rest of the summer, it wouldn't be surprising, as Watson figures to be a rotation piece for Denver during the regular season.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Dominant with 23 points

    Watson produced 23 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 10-13 FT), five rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks over 30 minutes in Friday's 92-85 Summer League loss to the Bucks.

    Watson didn't play much for Denver during his rookie season, appearing in 23 games and averaging just 8.1 minutes. The Nuggets seem to be very high on him, however, and Friday night showed precisely why. With Bruce Brown now in Indiana, Watson will have a chance to compete with Christian Braun and Justin Holiday for rotation minutes behind Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: On bench for Game 1

    Watson isn't starting Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the Timberwolves on Sunday, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.

    Watson will unsurprisingly retreat to the bench for the start of the playoffs despite starting two of the team's final three regular-season games while key contributors rested. He averaged 2.8 points in 6.4 minutes per game over 21 appearances off the bench during the regular season.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Starting Sunday

    Watson is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    The Nuggets decided to rest their entire starting unit for the final game of the regular season, meaning Watson will have the chance to show what he can do in extended minutes. He'll start alongside Bruce Brown, Christian Braun, Vlatko Cancar and DeAndre Jordan.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Blocks three shots Saturday

    Watson registered six points (1-1 FG, 4-7 FT), three rebounds, four assists and three blocks over 17 minutes during Saturday's 118-114 loss to Utah.

    Watson moved back to the bench Saturday yet still managed to play 17 minutes. While there are no fantasy ramifications here, it is interesting that he played ahead of both DeAndre Jordan and Thomas Bryant, both of whom remained fixed to the bench. Watson has established himself as a backup piece for the Nuggets, playing at least 17 minutes in five straight games.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Rejoins reserves

    Watson will come off the bench for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Watson will return to the second unit for Saturday's game after struggling in his first career start. Regardless, the UCLA product could see a larger role with the Nuggets starters expected to play reduced minutes.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Making first career start

    Watson is part of the first unit for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Watson earns the starting nod Thursday with the entirety of the normal starting five absent for the Nuggets. The 30th overall pick has come on as of late, setting new career-high point totals in each of his last two appearances.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Plays season-high 27 minutes

    Watson accumulated five points (2-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 27 minutes during Friday's 100-93 loss to the Suns.

    With numerous regulars sidelined, Watson posted career highs in rebounds, blocks and minutes played. Denver is expected to be back to full strength for Tuesday's outing in Houston, so despite the uptick in playing time, Watson doesn't hold much fantasy value moving forward.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Will play Thursday

    Watson (illness) is available for Thursday's game against New Orleans.

    Watson was initially handed a questionable tag with a non-COVID illness but is feeling good enough to play Thursday. However, he appears to be an afterthought in coach Michael Malone's rotation, having played six minutes total in March.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Dealing with illness

    Watson is questionable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans due to an illness.

    Watson's potential absence likely wouldn't have an impact on the Nuggets' rotation. He's made just two appearances in March, totaling eight points in six minutes.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Goes off for 37 points

    Watson totaled 37 points (14-23 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes Sunday against Raptors 905.

    Watson poured in a game-high 37 points in the 121-119 loss and shot a solid 60.9 percent from the field. He's scored 20-plus points in his last four matchups and has also added production in other areas, averaging 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists over this hot stretch.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Paces scoring attack

    Watson amassed 25 points (9-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 38 minutes Tuesday against Ontario.

    Watson led Grand Rapids in scoring despite failing to hit a shot from beyond the arc. He also put in work on the boards, collecting all eight of his rebounds on the defensive end. Watson has now put up 20-plus points in three straight appearances.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Puts up 21 points

    Watson registered 21 points (8-23 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes Thursday against Motor City.

    Watson was one of two Grand Rapids starters to reach the 20-point threshold, and he also snagged five of his six boards on the defensive end. The 20-year-old has now put up 20-plus points in two of his first four regular-season appearances.

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  • Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Headed to G League

    The Nuggets assigned Watson to the Grand Rapids Gold of the G League on Thursday.

    Watson is averaging 1.6 points in 3.2 minutes across 14 appearances for the Nuggets this season. The rookie forward will likely see more opportunities in the G League.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, CA
Age: 21
School: UCLA
Experience: 1