While the Nuggets' playoff run came to a disappointingly early end, the team is set up well fiscally for free agency, writes Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post. Among the Nuggets headed for the open market this summer are Corey Brewer, Timofey Mozgov, and perhaps Andre Iguodala, who is a decent bet to exercise his early-termination option and get out of his contract for 2013/14. Here's more on the Nuggets and their plans moving forward:
- Dempsey notes that outside shooting will be an area of focus for the Nuggets in free agency this offseason, and Grantland's Zach Lowe agrees, tweeting that he'd be "shocked if they don't make a meaningful upgrade" there this summer.
- Nuggets president Josh Kroenke shot down any notion that the team will dump coach George Karl, telling Post scribe Benjamin Hochman that Karl should "hands down be the NBA coach of the year."
- If Iguodala opts out, Hochman speculates that the Nuggets would offer four years and $48MM while other teams might be willing to do $50MM.
Luke Adams contributed to this post.