(Sports Network) - The Denver Nuggets are a deep and talented bunch that
possess much of what you need to win in the NBA with the exception of a solid
low-post scoring threat.
The Nuggets love to race out in transition but can bog down in the half-court
set. Trading Nene for JaVale McGee, a restricted free agent, upped the club's
athleticism and defense but hampered it offensively.
Denver must re-sign McGee and find an offensive compliment inside. The team
may not be able to fill that hole immediately at No. 20 but finding a
contributor with upside certainly is not. Heck, the Nuggets were able to grab
undersized rebounding machine Kenneth Faried with the 22nd selection last
A project like St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson or a falling top-tier talent
like Jared Sullinger of Ohio State or Baylor's Perry Jones could be feasible.
Players under contract: G: Ty Lawson; G: Arron Afflalo; F: Danilo Gallinari;
F: Kenneth Faried; F: Al Harrington; F/C: Chris Andersen; F: Wilson Chandler;
G/F: Corey Brewer; C: Timofey Mozgov; C: Kostas Koufos; G: Jordan Hamilton
Free agents: G: Andre Miller; C: JaVale McGee (restricted); G: Rudy Fernandez
Recent Draft History:
2011: Kenneth Faried (22)
2009: Sergio Lull (34)
Draft picks: 1st round (20th overall), 2nd round (38th overall, 50th overall)
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