Harrison Wind: Torrey Craig
Last season Torrey Craig averaged 20 minutes per game in the regular season but was bumped up to 23.6 per contest in the playoffs and ended up starting 11 of Denver's 14 postseason matchups. He entered the starting lineup for Game 4 of the Nuggets' first round series against the Spurs in place of Will Barton and never left Denver's first five throughout the remainder of the postseason. Barton's strong regular season combined with Gary Harris' All-NBA worthy defense this year gives Craig more roadblocks towards entering the starting five during the playoffs if they do get played this season -- although I still wouldn't rule it out especially if Denver finds itself in dire circumstances -- but he could still play a big role in the postseason.
Craig is averaging only 17.4 minutes per game this season, which a slight reduction from last year's average and makes sense considering Michael Porter Jr.'s presence in the rotation who Craig ceded minutes too. But check out how Craig played against the Rockets, Denver's presumptive first-round opponent if the postseason begins with the current playoff seeding in place.
Nov. 20 vs. Houston: 19 minutes (came off the bench)
Dec. 31 at Houston: 21 minutes (started for an injured Gary Harris)
Jan. 22 at Houston: 27 minutes (started for an injured Gary Harris)
Jan. 26 vs. Houston: 31 minutes (started for an injured Jamal Murray)
Even at full health, the Nuggets will need strong defenders if Denver draws a matchup against Houston (Russell Westbrook, James Harden), Dallas (Luka Doncic), Utah (Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic), Oklahoma City (Chris Paul) and the Clippers (Kawhi Leonard, Paul George) and Lakers (LeBron James). I think Michael Malone calls Craig's number often.