The Denver Nuggets are comprised of a deep arsenal of good players, but what could this team look like next year if it were to make a trade for a proven star?
Giving up on the starless concept could be a mistake considering that it was only two-and-a-half years ago that the Nuggets made the gigantic trade with the New York Knicks that sent Carmelo Anthony to Madison Square Garden. However, after another first-round exit in the playoffs and a long offseason coming up, it's entertaining to ponder the thought.
A lot of Denver's options this summer and what its game plan ends up being will be heavily affected by Andre Iguodala, who will decide whether or not he is going to return to the Rocky Mountains. Iggy has a player option of $15,904,750 for the 2013-14 season, and point guard Ty Lawson has made it clear he wants his shooting guard back (per Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post).
For the sake of bringing in a star to support Lawson and perhaps encourage Iguodala to stay, we'll keep those two off the trading market. Also, since it's essentially near impossible to trade for a franchise superstar like LeBron James or Kevin Durant, we'll keep those names out as well.
So while the Nuggets should have a busy offseason in the draft and free agency, there are some potential trade packages to consider.
(All salary information is via hoopshype.com)