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The offseason retooling of the Nuggets roster is officially underway

Jun 13, 2022, 10:46 AM | Updated: 4:34 pm
JaMychal Green...
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Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a month after Tim Connelly bolted for Minnesota, the Nuggets new-look front office has made a trade. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Calvin Booth has swung a deal to add draft capital.

The NBA Draft is slated for June 23. Denver now has two first-round picks to work with, either using them to add a pair of pieces or packaging them to move up in the draft.

Of course, the deal wasn’t just about adding additional picks. The move also has financial implication for the Nuggets.

Green spent two seasons in Denver. He appeared in 125 regular-season games, averaging 7.2 points and 4.5 assists.

When he was initially signed, the 6-foot-8 forward was projected to fill the void left by Jerami Grant’s departure via free agency in 2020. That never materialized, however, as Green was largely a spot player in Denver. He averaged just 16.2 minutes per this past season, down from 19.3 during his first season in a Nuggets uniform.

What will the Nuggets do with their newfound flexibility? That’ll be the next question for Booth and company to answer.

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