3 Affordable Michael Porter Jr. Replacements For Nuggets

Kenrich Williams
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Kenrich Williams – Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder general manager Sam Presti loves acquiring draft picks, which is why he could be willing to take one or two second-round picks for Kenrich Williams at the trade deadline this year. Williams is in his second season with the Thunder and while he has played well for them off the bench, he is only owed $2M this season and then $2M next season, with the final year of his contract next year being non-guaranteed. 

At a very affordable price, the Denver Nuggets could definitely make a move for Williams and it would make a ton of sense for them to do so. Last season in Oklahoma City, Kenrich Williams averaged 8.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and shot 44.4% from three-point range in about 21.6 minutes per game. 

In Denver, he would see anywhere from 10-20 minutes per game and being a three-point shooting threat off the bench, Williams could fit in nicely next to guys like Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, and Aaron Gordon. 

Kenrich Williams’ production would be nowhere near that of Michael Porter Jr.’s, but Williams is a steady player on the wing that has proven that he can be reliable when his number is called. 

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Being owed just $2M this season, the Nuggets could use their $2.19M trade exceptions from when they traded R.J. Hampton to the Orlando Magic last season, allowing them to acquire Kenrich Williams with no big financial problems. 

Not having to relinquish any major assets and coming at no cost to them really, Kenrich Williams is one of the better, affordable players for the Denver Nuggets to target on the wing in a potential trade this season.

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