Nuggets Exploring Trading Into Top 10 Of Draft

The Nuggets are exploring the possibility of trading up into the top 10 of this year’s draft, two league sources tell Mike Singer of The Denver Post. The team currently holds the No. 22 overall pick.

Moving into the top 10 wouldn’t be easy for the Nuggets, who would likely have to give up some combination of young players and/or future draft picks. A source tells Singer that a deal is probably unlikely, though a handful of lottery selections – including those belonging to the Hawks (No. 6), Wizards (No. 9), and Celtics (No. 14) – are believed to be available.

It’s unclear which prospect the Nuggets would be targeting if they trade up into the top 10 — or if they might simply be looking to acquire a more appealing draft pick to flip in a package for an impact player. Singer contends that Tyrese Haliburton, Isaac Okoro, and Devin Vassell are among the potential top-10 picks who would be fits in Denver.

If the Nuggets don’t make a trade and remain at No. 22, they’re confident they’ll still end up with a player they like, a source tells Singer.

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8 thoughts on “Nuggets Exploring Trading Into Top 10 Of Draft

  1. phillyballers

    If they don’t think they can keep Bol Bol around, use him as a lotto ticket and trade him to get into the Top-10 to keep another higher end talent in the fold that’s cost controlled.

    Toppin/Okoro probably more gettable than Haliburton the way the draft chatter is going.

  2. Luckylefty2

    Smart, They probably don’t want to pay Craig. Why not draft a player similar and develop MPJ.

  3. If a guy like Okoro is on the board around 10 or so, Nuggets should be aggressive. They need a true 3, for defense in particular. Not sure if a future 1st gets them from #22 into the top 10, but it might.

    • Michael Chaney

      I’m not sure if that would be realistic for either side, but if I’m the Cavs I’m intrigued by that

    • El Don

      Man MPJ is a future superstar, I for once, wouldn’t even take the #1 for him, so the #5… seriously???

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