2013 NBA Summer League: Denver Nuggets Reveal Roster Loaded with Rookie Talent

Jordan MoreyContributor IIIJuly 9, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 09:  Erick Green #11 of the Virginia Tech Hokies looks to pass against Quinn Cook #2 of the Duke Blue Devils in their Quarterfinal game of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Philips Arena on March 9, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Denver Nuggets boast the strongest roster in the 2013 NBA Summer League.  

Yesterday, the Nuggets revealed their their roster on the team website.  Second-year men Evan Fournier and Jordan Hamilton headline the roster. However, the rookies could make the biggest waves in the league.  

The Nuggets somewhat addressed the need for another big man by signing J.J. Hickson, but still need a player to help replace guard Andre Iguodala, who left for the Golden State Warriors.  

Here are three players to watch this Saturday when the Nuggets take on the Milwaukee Bucks:


Erick Green

The Nuggets traded their 27th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft to acquire the 46th draftee, Green, from the Utah Jazz.

Green is an offensive juggernaut.  In his senior year at Virginia Tech, the guard led the NCAA in points, averaging 25 per game.  

He's very good at creating space with his step-back jumper and a plethora of separation moves.  The former Hokie also excels when coming off of screens—he has a mean pull-up shot.  

In the past two seasons he has shot .455 percent from the field.  If he has an open shot, he will knock it down.


Ramon Galloway

The 13th-seeded La Salle Explorers were a Cinderella story in the 2013 NCAA tournament when they advanced to the Sweet 16.  

Starting point guard Ramon Galloway had everything to do with that story. 

In his senior year, he averaged 17 points and tallied 127 assists.  Galloway, at 6'3", has explosive energy on the court.  

One of the Nuggets' biggest weaknesses in 2012-13 was their ability to shoot from beyond the arc.  The team tied for 25th worst with the Toronto Raptors, shooting .343 percent, in 2012-13.  

Galloway can help from behind the arc. He isn't afraid to shoot the ball from three and he nailed 41.2 percent of the 228 threes he took last season.  


O.D. Anosike

O.D. Anosike has turned heads the past two years in Central New York.  

He led the NCAA in rebounding his junior and senior year at Siena.

In 2011-12 he averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds, while averaging 13.3 points and 11.4 rebounds in his senior year. 

Anosike has the potential to be one of the top rebounders in the NBA with his high basketball IQ.  He has excellent vision, and can scoop up a ton of loose balls around the rim.  

New Nuggets coach Brian Shaw has a talent for molding young big men (Roy Hibbert and Pau Gasol) into all-star caliber players.  Shaw would love working with the hard-working center.