The 2021-22 NBA season was essentially a gap year for the Denver Nuggets. Next season, the stakes will be higher.
Injuries to Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. capped this team’s ceiling early. Nikola Jokic was sensational, but even as a deserving MVP, he couldn’t carry his team past the first round of the playoffs.
He needed help. Next year, he’ll get it. The return of his two co-stars should be enough to get the Nuggets back on track towards title contention.
Still, adding more firepower to this roster wouldn’t hurt.
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It seldom does. The Nuggets would particularly benefit from adding some 3-and-D wings. They’ve got ample playmaking and shot-creating as is. They could use some supporting players.
Here are three dream trade targets for the organization to pursue this summer.