As the Nets enter the final two stops of their five-game road trip, they do so without two of their top three scorers and faciliators.
Point guard Kyrie Irving and shooting guard Caris LeVert appeared on the Nets' injury report Wednesday with varying issues.
Ahead of Thursday's 10:30 p.m. ET game against the Nuggets (7-3) at Pepsi Center in Denver, Irving is questionable with a right shoulder impingement while LeVert is out due to a right thumb sprain.
The Nets (4-6) fear that LeVert will miss several weeks with ligament damage in the sprained right thumb, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.
"This is a significant loss for the Nets," Charania said. "Their starting two guard, a guy that's played a star role alongside Kyrie Irving so far this season. He's been asked upon to do a lot of playmaking, scoring this season."
As the Nets' starter at shooting guard next to Irving, LeVert averages 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 31.6 minutes through nine games. He shoots 42.1 percent from the field and makes 36.1 percent of his three-pointers, complementing the Nets' high-octane offense, which ranks third in the NBA behind the Milwaukee Bucks (119.9) and Houston Rockets (120.3) at 119.2 points per game.
Irving, meanwhile, came out of the gates on the season as the Nets' key catalyst on offense. Through 10 games, he averages 29.7 points, 7.0 assists and 5.3 rebounds in 33.7 minutes.
In the absence of Irving and LeVert, the Nets turn to backup point guard Spencer Dinwiddie and shooting guard Garrett Temple, among those for more production off the bench. Dinwiddie is second on the team in scoring behind Irving, averaging 17.1 points through 10 games.