Where Gallinari and the Nuggets stand ahead of looming trade deadline
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 14, 2017,
Feb 14, 2017, 9:37
Wilson Chandler (illness), Mason Plumlee (trade), Emmanuel Mudiay (back), Danilo Gallinari (groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) were all sitting out Monday's game in Denver, but that didn't slow the Nuggets offensively against the best team in the National Basketball Association.
Denver would be wise to deal the oft-injured Gallinari as they are unlikely to make a playoff run, and could recoup valuable assets for a player that could deliver bench scoring to the playoff-bound Clippers or Rockets. Leading the way for the Warriors in the defeat was Durant who had 25 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block.
Trade rumors to Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler starts to swirl around the news as of late.
Nikola Jokic recorded his second career triple-double; 17 points, 21 rebounds and 12 assists.
With that said, the Nuggets could have traded Gallinari by now if they wanted too.
The Nuggets roster now boasts a number of veterans on decent contracts, including Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, who are expected to be available to the right suitor.
On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 110.5 points, 46.6 rebounds and 24.5 assists per game. Though he's not known for his defense- the Raps' most obvious area of need, he represents a clear talent upgrade over Toronto's current forward crop.
Even Stephen Curry couldn't keep up with Denver's surprise sharpshooters, finishing 1 of 11 from beyond the arc. He played a season-high 35 minutes, finishing minus-22.
The odd man out appears to be Okafor, who has seen the floor for more than 30 minutes in a game just three times all season.
38 percent of more than 11,000 votes against one of the most popular players in the league is indicative of the fact that people are noticing Jokic's stardom. However, the team is anxious that Westbrook will wear out and that could be a sign of disaster for them. They've also covered in four of their last five games played on Monday. Now, recent reports are saying that the Oklahoma City Thunder could be one possible destination for him. His contract with the team will expire after the 2018-2019 season and the Nuggets still owes him around $36 million. Denver avoided being swept in this season series after losing the first two meetings. Would you trade, say, Terrence Ross and two first-rounders for two months of Serge Ibaka?