When looking at the roster of the Denver Nuggets, it is hard to say that they are not NBA Finals contenders to potentially come out of the Western Conference. Especially after they made a run to the Western Conference Finals during the restart. This trade could help take them to the next level.
The Nuggets are set up well with Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic leading the way. They are one of the best duos in the league and are off to a hot start once again. Jokic is one of the top players in the league and is quickly becoming an MVP candidate. They have this team near the top of the Western Conference and could benefit from another star joining the franchise. This is where the Washington Wizards would be good trade partners for Denver.
Washington is continuing their path to nowhere. They have been on the decline for many years now and that is not slowing down. It does not matter if they paired Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal.
This is a team that will finish near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. At this point, there is only one thing to do — clean house. This means sending Beal away for a return that will help in the future.
That is exactly what they would be doing in a trade such as this one. Let’s take a look at what it might take to land Beal in Denver competing for a title.