Plumlee reprised his role as a key reserve for the Nuggets in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign, appearing in 61 games (one start) and averaging 7.2 points with 5.2 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 0.6 blocks across 17.3 minutes per game. In the process, he posted a 61.5 field-goal percentage -- his highest mark since his rookie season in 2013-14. Plumlee chipped in with double-digit points on 19 occasions, including a pair of double-doubles. Arguably his biggest game of the year came Jan. 16 against Golden State, when Plumlee piled up 15 points, a season-high 15 rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks. He stuck it to the Warriors again on Mar. 3, posting a season-high 16 points along with nine boards. After the NBA restarted its season in the Orlando bubble, Plumlee blocked a season-high four shots alongside a 10-point effort against Toronto on Aug. 14. The Nuggets made a deep playoff run all the way to the Western Conference Finals, and Plumlee came off the bench in all 19 games, averaging 2.4 points and 3.2 rebounds across 10.9 minutes per game.2018
Mason Plumlee excelled during the 2018-19 season, his sixth year in the Association. He appeared in all 82 contests, his third 82-appearance season. The durable back-up center played 21 minutes per contest and started 17 games. A December injury to veteran Paul Millsap thrust Plumlee into the starting five for 11 straight contests, during which he averaged 8.4 points and 7.7 boards per game. The 6-foot-11 big man produced nine double-doubles and 14 games with 10 or more rebounds. On Nov. 24, Plumlee would swat a season-high four blocks to help defeat the Thunder. During a blowout home win on Jan. 10 over the Clippers, Plumlee exploded for 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. On Feb. 6, Plumlee posted a season-high 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting during a tough loss in Brooklyn. Plumlee appeared in all 14 of Denver's playoff games, averaging 16 minutes of playing time per contest. The Nuggets would lose to Portland in seven games in the second round of the playoffs.2017
The 2017-18 campaign marked the first full season for Mason Plumlee as a member of the Denver Nuggets. He shot over 60 percent from the field for the first time since his 2013-14 rookie season. The 6-foot-11 center started in 26 of the 74 games he appeared in, averaging 7.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. It was his third straight season averaging at least one block per game. The Duke Product posted season highs in points (16) and rebounds (14) during a Jan. 17 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. That contest started a bit of a hot streak for Plumlee. During a 13-game stretch between Jan. 17 and Mar. 7, he scored double-digit points eight times. He averaged 10.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on 65.9 percent shooting during that span. Plumlee finished the season with three double-doubles.2016
Plumlee began the season in Portland, starting 54 games for the Nets and averaging 11.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 blocks in 28.1 minutes of run. On Feb. 13, he was traded to Denver, where he appeared in 27 games, including 10 starts. For the Nuggets, Plumlee averaged 23.4 minutes per game, which he turned into 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks per contest. His best game of the season came with the Blazers, when he posted 27 points (10-of-13 FG, 7-of-11 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in a loss to the Kings on Dec. 20. In a win over the Lakers on Jan. 25, Plumlee posted 19 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. He had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists against the Wizards on March 8. Plumlee grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds on two separate occasions, including in a loss to Toronto on Dec. 26 when he added 13 points and four assists. Plumlee nearly notched a triple-double against the Pistons on Jan. 8, finishing with eight points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds and three blocks.2015
In his first season with the Trail Blazers, Plumlee established career-highs in scoring (9.1 PPG), rebounds (7.7 RPG), assists (2.8 APG) and blocks (1.0 BPG) while averaging a career-best 25.4 minutes per game. He appeared in, and started, all 82 games. The Duke product scored in double-figures 37 times, topping out with 19 points against the Clippers on Jan. 6. In a win over the Lakers on Nov. 22, Plumlee posted 17 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block. He had a season-high seven assists against the Wizards on Jan. 18, adding 10 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one block. Plumlee matched that total on Apr. 6 against Oklahoma City, when he posted 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals. In a loss to Houston on Nov. 18, the big man recorded a season-high six blocks to go with nine points, four steals and four assists. Against Dallas on Mar. 20, Plumlee had 14 points, a season-high 19 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.2014
In his second NBA season, Plumlee appeared in all 82 games, making 45 starts and averaging 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. He scored in double-figures 36 times, including five games with at least 20 points. Plumlee topped out with 24 points (10-11 FG), to go with 10 rebounds, against Houston on Jan. 12. Against the Raptors on Dec. 17, the big man went for 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks. The Duke product recorded his lone 20-point double-double of the year against the Pistons on Dec. 21, finishing with 21 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Against Boston on Jan. 7, Plumlee had 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. For the season, he shot 57.3 percent from the field and 49.5 percent at the line on 3.9 free throw attempts per contest. At All-Star Weekend in New York City, Plumlee competed in both the Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest. On June 25, the night of the 2015 NBA Draft, Plumlee was traded to the Trail Blazers.2013
A first-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Plumlee was an instant impact player for the Nets. He appeared in 70 games, making 22 starts and averaged 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks in 18.2 minutes per contest. Plumlee shot 65.9 percent from the field on his way to All-Rookie First Team honors. The Duke product made his NBA debut on Nov. 3 against the Magic, playing three minutes and finishing with two points. He scored in double-figures for the first time on Nov. 16 against the Clippers, posting 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-12 FT), six rebounds, a steal and a block. On Jan. 11, Plumlee received his first career start and delivered six points, five rebounds and four blocks in a loss at Toronto. His season high scoring effort came against the Pelicans on Feb. 9, when he finished with 22 points, to go with 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Plumlee handed out a season-high six assists in a loss to Cleveland on Apr. 16. He swatted a season-high four shots on three different occasions and had a season-high three steals in four separate games. At All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Plumlee competed in the Rising Stars Challenge.