The Denver Nuggets could be about a month away from getting a nice lift as they jostle for Western Conference playoff position.

On Wednesday, coach Michael Malone said that the hope is that big man Paul Millsap will return to the Denver lineup in about a month.

Millsap has only played in 16 games this season due to wrist surgery. He was his usual effective self in those games, averaging 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.