The NBA season is less than a month away, and training camps are here to determine the final roster battles. That means some teams still have time to make moves that can turn them into real contenders. The Denver Nuggets are one of those teams that might still need some pieces to finally make it to the NBA Finals.
In 2021-22, Despite having back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets were not a match for the eventual champions Golden State Warriors. Denver lost 4-1 in the first round. After a couple of moves, the team returns with hopes of a better postseason campaign. They also are hopeful to get Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray back this season. This might mean some players could be on the move.
With that being said, here are two potential trade candidates for the Nuggets entering the 2022-23 NBA training camp.
A journeyman in the NBA, Ish Smith will break the record of most teams played for a single player with 13 if he appears at least once for Denver. However, this indicates that Smith has been an expendable piece for most of his career.
With 12 seasons in the NBA under his belt, the guard averages 7.6 points on 43-33-68 shooting splits. He also adds 3.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds a night. For his career, he has been mostly a playmaker and defender off the bench.