Paul Millsap to see foot specialist for broken toe; Harris now week-to-week

ATLANTA — The Western Conference’s top seed isn’t catching many breaks.

The Nuggets announced that Paul Millsap suffered a broken big toe on his right foot and will be re-evaluated as necessary.

Millsap, who is in Atlanta with the team, will see a foot specialist in Denver and will then likely be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, according to a league source.

The Nuggets (17-8) also announced that starting shooting guard Gary Harris, who injured his hip in Monday’s win over Toronto and missed the next two games, will be re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis. The team initially described him as day-to-day.

The Nuggets are also recalling Thomas Welsh from the G League to address their thinning bench.

Injured small forward Will Barton has been out since Oct. 20 after suffering a core muscle injury that required surgery. He is nearing a return, but the Nuggets don’t have a firm target date yet.

The Nuggets’ seven-game winning streak was snapped Friday night in a loss to Charlotte, and their five-game road trip concludes Saturday in Atlanta.

Following Millsap’s injury, the Nuggets are down to just two regular starters in Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Juancho Hernangomez and Torrey Craig have done well in the absence of Barton and Harris. It’s likely Trey Lyles will see added minutes in the wake of Millsap’s injury.

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