The Denver Nuggets are a team on the cusp of being legitimate NBA title contenders but could use a trade to push them over the top. They have MVP Nikola Jokic leading the way with Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. for an intriguing Big 3.
Denver made the Western Conference Finals in the Orlando Bubble, but any hopes they had of replicating that performance or making an NBA Finals appearance were dashed when Murray tore his ACL.
Without their starting point guard, Denver was unable to keep up with the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the playoffs after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in Round One.
With Murray expected to be sidelined until the second half of the season, the Nuggets could be on the lookout this offseason for another point guard to help fill the void. Denver should also be looking to make a bit of splash to help them capitalize on prying open their current championship window.
One player who would accomplish that is Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Denver could work out a sign-and-trade for Lowry, something the Raptors would like so they don’t lose their franchise icon in free agency for nothing.
Why would the Nuggets pursue Kyle Lowry? Here are three reasons a sign-and-trade for the veteran makes sense for Denver.