According to Basketball Insiders, the Nuggets have 11 guaranteed contracts for next season at just under $69 million. However, that doesn't include the non-guaranteed deal of third-year player Quincy Miller or any of their three draft picks.
On the other hand, David Pick of Eurobasket.com reports that Jusuf Nurkic, the No. 16 overall pick, is unlikely to sign with the Nuggets for the upcoming season due to his buyout with KK Cedevita, his Croatian team. It's also expected that second-round pick Nikola Jokic might stay overseas, too.
So, while Gary Harris will likely be on the books for the upcoming year, there could be as many as three spots available on this Nuggets squad. Given the restricted cap space, options are limited, but there's still some room to land someone who could play his way into the rotation or fit the next-man-in role.
If you're thinking Denver needs a superstar, it's coming from a trade. But I think we're looking at the bulk of the 2014-15 Nuggets, at least until the trade deadline.
Furthermore, as Aaron Lopez of Nuggets.com mentioned, head coach Brian Shaw recognizes the depth of his team and pointed to how the San Antonio Spurs used that to their benefit in last season's championship run. We could easily see a 10-man rotation with the Nuggets in the upcoming year.
Taking a look at Denver's depth chart, point guard and small forward are where general manager Tim Connelly could use an extra guy. Who should he sign?