Should Nuggets Try to Move Up in Draft?
It makes little sense for a young team to add an old gunslinger such as Ray Allen, the 36-year-old Boston guard due to be an unrestricted free agent.
The prospects of this draft, however, hold appeal for Denver.
With Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, the Nuggets are overstocked in wing men. There’s not enough time in a game for coach George Karl to keep all his centers happy. Add the team’s 20th overall pick in the first round, and (Masai) Ujiri might have the goods to move into the top 10 of this draft. It depends, of course, on how much Denver is willing to surrender in a deal.
But want the Nuggets to have a shot to do serious damage in the playoffs?
Go get (Austin) Rivers.