The Nuggets are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, with a mix of star power and depth. In fact, they are one of the deepest teams in the league. Led by Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have acquired great talent including players who can spread the floor with precise shooting, bigs who can hustle and rebound, and guys who can defend.
Denver seems to have all the right tools, but not enough star power. Replacing some of their assets with some star power will greatly increase their chances to go further in the playoffs than last year, and be a legitimate threat for a Western Conference Finals berth.
Here are the best trade targets for the Denver Nuggets.
5. Blake Griffin
Placing Blake Griffin next to Jokic will be a nightmare for teams, as they are bigs who can bang down low and shoot from the perimeter. Denver will have a legitimate 5 guys who can space the floor at one time, and this will be massive against other good teams.
Jokic is still the star in this scenario, but he gets some more All-Star quality help. Surrounding those two with enough shooters, including marksman Jamal Murray, and Denver might be a legitimate favorite in the West.