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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
37-17 6-4 L1
29-27 7-3 W1
27-28 5-5 L2
26-28 5-5 L2
25-28 5-5 L1

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 14.6 4.1 47.6 2.3 0.7

Top Christian Braun News

  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Logs 19 points in spot start

    Braun logged 19 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block in 34 minutes during Sunday's 128-98 loss to Minnesota.

    The 2022 first-round pick looked sharp in his third start of the season, and his 19 points marked the best effort of his rookie campaign by a wide margin. On most nights, Braun plays a complementary role off the bench, but with the Nuggets down four starters, he was able to log a season-high minutes load. Denver should get all of Jamal Murray (knee), Nikola Jokic (hamstring) and Aaron Gordon (ankle) back for Tuesday's rematch with Minnesota, so look for Braun's playing time to drop off dramatically.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Starting Sunday

    Braun will enter the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, Katy Winge of Altitude Sports reports.

    The only Denver regular starter who will be active tonight is Michael Porter, so Braun should get all the run he can handle in this one. In his previous two starts, Braun has compiled averages of 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 triples, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal per contest.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Retreats to bench Saturday

    Braun will return to a bench role Saturday versus the 76ers.

    Braun made a spot start -- just his second of the year -- in the second game of a back-to-back set Wednesday versus Milwaukee as most of the team's regular starters rested. Braun will move back to the bench with the normal crew back in action Saturday and should see his minutes scaled back.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Moves to starting lineup Wednesday

    Braun is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    The Nuggets are set to rest almost their entire regular starting lineup, and this will lead to more minutes for Braun, who will start in the backcourt alongside Bruce Brown. It will be the second start of the season for the former Kansas product.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Scores 10 in win

    Braun recorded 10 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 FT, 1-1 3PT), two rebounds, two assists and one block across 15 minutes in Friday's 134-111 victory over the Pacers.

    It is just the third time Braun has recorded double-digit points this season. He has played sparingly recently, but he saw 15 minutes Friday, as the Nuggets were in cruise control for most of the game. It will take an injury to somebody ahead of him in the rotation to start seeing more consistent minutes.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Nine points in 24 minutes

    Braun amassed nine points (4-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and one block in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 127-126 loss to Sacramento.

    Braun saw some additional playing time in the loss but failed to make the most of his opportunity. With Bruce Brown (ankle) sidelined, Braun may have a small window in which he is called upon to do a little more on both ends of the floor. While he is a nice fit for the Nuggets, his on-court value does not translate well when it comes to fantasy, at least at this point in his young career.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Reverts to bench

    Braun will operate off the bench Friday against Portland.

    Braun drew a spot start in the absence of Jamal Murray (knee) on Tuesday, but the former will head back to a reserve role with the latter back in the mix Friday. Across 27 games as a reserve, the rookie has averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14.1 minutes.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Scores 13 points in spot start

    Braun posted 13 points (5-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 29 minutes during Tuesday's 105-91 win over Memphis.

    Braun moved into the starting lineup Tuesday, replacing Jamal Murray, who was out with a knee injury. While Braun didn't blow anyone away with his performance, he was solid enough for those who did manage to stream him in. He isn't really on the radar in standard formats but has shown glimpses of what he might be able to do long-term. He could be edging ahead of certain players in the rotation, meaning deeper league managers should at least keep an eye on the rookie moving forward.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Starting Tuesday

    Braun is in the starting lineup Tuesday against Memphis, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.

    The rookie is making his first career start due to Jamal Murray (knee) being inactive. Braun is averaging 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game this year.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Re-enters rotation Tuesday

    Braun finished with five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one rebound in 16 minutes in Tuesday's 116-115 loss to the Mavericks.

    After Braun and Bones Hyland combined to play just seven minutes in the Nuggets' previous game Sunday against the Pelicans, the two ended up essentially absorbing the rotation spot of Ish Smith, who didn't leave the bench in a coach's decision. According to Harrison Wind of, head coach Michael Malone said after Tuesday's contest that he's "got to find minutes for Christian," but that may prove more difficult once Michael Porter (heel) is ultimately cleared to play. In the short term, however, Braun looks as though he could serve as one of the Nuggets' top backups on the wing.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Gets another chance in rotation

    Braun ended Friday's 131-112 loss to the Celtics with two points (1-1 FG), two rebounds and two assists over 13 minutes.

    Braun didn't sniff the court in his squad's last contest Wednesday against the Pacers and logged just two minutes Monday against the Spurs, but he received another opportunity Friday evening. He made his only shot from the field and snagged a pair of boards and assists, but at this point in the season, he's yet to establish a clear role in the Nuggets' rotation.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Loses momentum

    Braun totaled zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and three rebounds over 13 minutes during Monday's 135-110 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Braun recorded nine points (3-4 3Pt) while chipping in across the box score Saturday, but he failed to build on that performance Monday. The rookie is averaging a solid 13.5 minutes per game, although it's clear he's on the outskirts of the rotation and well off of fantasy radar.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Taken by Nuggets with 21st pick

    Braun was selected by the Nuggets with the 21st overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

    The junior out of Kansas was an integral piece in the Jayhawks' run to the National Title in 2022. Over the course of 40 games (34.4 MPG), Braun averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting just under 39 percent from beyond the arc. An above-average athlete, Braun has excellent size at 6-foot-7, 210 pounds, and he projects as a solid three-and-D role player at the NBA level. In Denver, Braun will likely come off the bench behind Will Barton and Michael Porter Jr. on the wing.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Burlington, KS
Age: 21
School: Kansas
Experience: R