Denver Nuggets Make Two Trades Right Before Deadline
The Denver Nuggets weren't messing about with things when they slipped two sly trades in right
before the deadline. The team have been seeking out a wing defender that won't really shrink up on
spacing when it comes to offense, whilst also looking for someone to provide extra shooting
possibilities. Fortunately, it looks like they managed to find both of those things in two players,
pretty much bolstering their ranks in the process.
The deal saw the team exchange Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt, who
were all sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves, for Houston's first-round pick and a selection of
players. These include Keita Bates-Diop, Gerald Green, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh.
Yet, it wasn't something that was to last for Napier, who no sooner had he found himself in the
Denver rankings, than he was sent on to Washington prior to the 1pm Thursday trade deadline. This
enabled the Nuggets to receive Jordan McRae in exchange for him. Yet, most people held the belief
that Napier was quite a redundant player for the Nuggets in any case. McRae stands out as being a
much better player to add to their rankings.
The likelihood is that many sports bettors will be looking to place their wagers on a team that they
can really get behind. The Denver club is certainly one that holds a lot of promise after the trades
that have come (and gone). You'll be able to involve yourself in this at a number of online
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The Future Looks Brighter for Denver
The other players that came to the Nuggets in their pre-deadline deals also have their promising
capabilities. Vonleh is a former top 10 pick in the draft and he's expected to provide the team with
some assistance on the frontcourt. Statistics show that he's been above average when it comes to
rebounds and he’s also made improvements when it comes to his offensive game.
Bates-Dip, on the other hand, is only participating in his second ever NBA season. Yet, he has all of
the potential to be a disruptive defender for the Nuggets. He’s put a lot of work into improving his
jump shot, and this has also led to him becoming quite a capable floor-spacer in the process.
Therefore, McRae, Vonleh and Bates-Diop look like they will serve the Denver team well with some
additional depth. They have 30 games left of the regular season to play.
With regard to Gerald Green, it was thought that Denver would waive him prior to the deadline on
Thursday. The 34-year-old is currently side-lined with a broken foot, which means that it wouldn't
have come as a surprise if the Nuggets did release him in order to free up more space on the roster.
However, there were no further comments made by the team on Green following his in