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Anthony Randolph didn't get a lot of playing time in his first year with the Nuggets, but when he was given an opportunity, he made a fair impact.
The lefty plays good defense, has solid touch around the rim and makes the hustle plays. Randolph also finds gaps in the defense and sneakily can show off some athleticism.
It'll be tough for Randolph to crack the primary rotation, but if one of the big guys gets hurt or needs a night off, he's a good option to turn to in relief.
With George Karl no longer as the head coach, it's not exactly a surprise that Timofey Mozgov was given an extension to the Nuggets. But when Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that it was for $14 million over three years, I was stunned.
That's a substantial contract for someone that only played 8.9 minutes last season and has never averaged more than 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in his career. Mozgov will have the seventh-highest contract on Denver in 2013-14 at $4.4 million.
The good news for Mozgov, other than the contract, is that Koufos is out of the picture and he's the only pure center other than JaVale McGee. He'll get an opportunity to impress new head coach Brian Shaw in the preseason.
Jordan Hamilton enters his third season with the Nuggets and it's the final guaranteed year of his contract.
His time on the floor has been fairly limited thus far by only seeing 9.9 minutes. Hamilton has been stuck behind Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Corey Brewer.
In the 2013 summer league, Hamilton posted 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals. However, his most noteworthy improvements were his three-point shooting at 44 percent and an 85.7 percentage at the free-throw line.
With Brewer gone and the Nuggets not acquiring any small forwards in the offseason, this is an ideal time for Hamilton to make his move.
Going into the 2013 summer league, Quincy Miller arguably needed the best run in Vegas of all the Denver players. Miller racked up some suitable numbers in just 21.4 minutes, including 9.8 points, six rebounds and 1.7 blocks.
Miller spent last season going back-and-forth between the Nuggets and the Iowa Energy in the Development League. Miller only saw the court seven times with Denver for a mere 3.7 minutes.
If Miller is going to have a future in Denver, he will have to show his summer-league efficiency in the regular season if he gets the chance.