NBA insider Chris Broussard reported early Wednesday morning that the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors are in discussions that would send Wilson Chandler to Golden State and the No. 7 pick and Dorell Wright to Denver.
He also mentioned that lots of teams are currently in contact with Denver, looking to land one of the Nuggets’ young players, and that this was the first deal they told him about.
If Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri does indeed land the deal, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Ujiri has been arguably the best trade-executing front office executive in the NBA over the last year and a half.
First, he orchestrated the Melo Megadeal, bringing in tons of talent to his team.
Ujiri then turned around and traded Raymond Felton—who was a piece in the Megadeal—to Portland for Andre Miller, who was key to the Nuggets success this season and the Trailblazers’ pick.
That same draft night a year ago, he traded the Portland pick for Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer, who each impacted the team in their own ways as well.
And just before the trade deadline last season, he pulled the trigger on the trade that sent Nene to the Wizards and brought in JaVale McGee.
If anyone can pull off another huge trade, it’s Ujiri, so let’s explore which players he may be looking at taking at No. 7 if he can position his Nuggets to select that high.