76ers at Nuggets: Player grades

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 30: Dario Saric
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 30: Dario Saric /

The Nuggets had a lot of underwhelming performances in the loss to the 76ers.

Outside of Jamal Murray and Trey Lyles, the entire Nuggets team struggled in the loss to the

76ers. While guys like Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic did have their moments, their overall body of work was not quite good enough. However, there were at least three players who were just terrible in this game. There is no other way to put it no matter how harsh it seems. So, who are these three players you ask? Without further adieu, let’s take a look at them and give them some grades from this performance.

Wilson Chandler-D+- Chandler only scored a total of two points in 33 minutes of play. The only thing which prevents him receiving an F was his five rebound total and recording two blocks. After having two great games in their recent three game win streak, Chandler still looks like his usual self who struggled out of the game at the start of the season.

Mason Plumlee-F- Mason Plumlee was just flat out awful in this game. He could not get an easy lay up to go for the life of him and was only one for seven from the free throw line. The 76ers even resorted to using the hack a Shaq strategy against him. His dislocated pinkie is still giving him plenty of problems and it is hurting the team as a whole.

Next: 76ers at Nuggets: Takeaways

Will Barton-C– Barton started off hot, but went ice cold when it mattered most. He even air balled a couple crucial three point shots in clutch moments. He was a -15 in terms of box plus/minus and only shot 33.% from the field. He did finish with 14 points, but as eluded to already, he did not have the same touch in the second half when it mattered most.