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Nuggets backup big Vlatko Cancar out with right foot fracture

The rich are about to get richer as the NBA-best Warriors are preparing to welcome back Klay Thompson, but it still remains to be seen how it will affect Golden State the rest of the season and its current rotation.

The Denver Nuggets cannot catch a break.

Already without Michael Porter Jr. (back, likely for season), Jamal Murray (getting close to returning from ACL), P.J. Dozier (ACL), and Marcus Howard, now back up big man Vlatko Cancar can be added to the list.

Over his last five games, the Slovenian forward played more than 15 minutes a night and gave the Nuggets 6.6 points on 65% shooting, plus 2.8 rebounds a game.

Cancar was a draft-and-stash in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft who came stateside for the 2019-20 season and has played a limited role for Denver.