Denver Nuggets rookies Jordan Hamilton and Julyan Stone will need to wait for another game to be active for a game. For the third game in a row the two rookies will be inactive for the Nuggets. For Hamilton, this means that to start his career he has missed games against the team that drafted and traded him (the Dallas Mavericks) and the team that traded him within moments of acquiring him (the Portland Trail Blazers).
The Nuggets' third rookie, Kenneth Faried, has been active for for each game this season, but he only saw action in Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz. The Manimal went 0-for-3 from the field but did pull down four rebounds and block one shot. In a game that is expected to be competitive, Faried might not play on Thursday night.