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2010 Offseason Options

Here is a starting point for Nuggets 2010 offseason. Let’s see if we can keep a single forum in play and not have to continually re-start our discussions & debates:

 

Team Roster

Player

Pos

2010/11

2011/12

Affalo, Arron

SG

1,959,577

2,906,053

Andersen, Chris

C

4,000,000

4,250,000

Anthony, Carmelo

SF

17,149,243

18,518,575

Balkman, Renaldo

SF

1,675,000

1,675,000

Billups, Chauncey

PG

13,150,000

14,200,000

Lawson, Ty (est)

PG

1,546,560

1,654,440

Martin, Kenyon

PF

16,545,454

FA

Nene,

C

11,360,000

11,600,000

Smith, J.R.

SG

6,031,851

FA

Butch, Brian

C

762,000

FA 

Karl, Coby

SG

854,389

FA 

Allen, Malik

PF

FA 

FA 

Carter, Anthony

PG

FA 

FA 

Petro, Johan

C

FA 

FA 

Graham, Joey

SF

FA 

FA 

 

Tradable Pieces:

$3.7mm Trade Exception from the Hunter trade (expires Aug. ’10)

Rights to Linas Kleiza

Kmart’s Expiring Contract

JR’s Expiring Contract

Nene

Lawson

Afflalo

Melo

2011 First Round Draft Pick (no 2010 picks)

 

A Sampling of FA and Veterans of Interest:

(Yes I did leave off the top FA, other than Bosh, I just don’t see them as realistic)

Player

Ht

2010/11

2011/12

Pos

Team

Pts

Reb

Chandler, Tyson

7'0"

12,750,000

FA

C

CHA

6.5

6.3

Gasol, Marc

7'1"

3,480,000

FA

C

Mem

14.6

9.3

Haywood, Brendan

7'0"

FA

FA

C

DAL

8.1

7.4

Kaman, Chris

7'0"

11,300,000

12,200,000

C

LAC

18.5

9.3

Nesterovic, Rasho

7'0"

FA

FA

C

TOR

3.9

2.1

Noah, Joakim

6'11"

3,128,536

FA

C

CHI

10.7

11.0

Oberto, Fabricio

6'10"

FA

FA

C

WAS

1.5

1.8

Lee, David

6'9"

FA

FA

C/PF

NY

20.2

11.7

Amundson, Louis

6'9"

FA

FA

PF

PHO

4.7

4.4

Harrington, Al

6'9"

FA

FA

PF

NY

17.7

5.6

Haslem, Udonis

6'8"

FA

FA

PF

MIA

9.9

8.1

Johnson, Amir

6'9"

FA

FA

PF

TOR

6.2

4.8

Thomas, Tyrus

6'9"

6,256,806

FA

PF

CHA

9.4

6.2

Blake, Steve

6'3"

FA

FA

PG

LAC

7.3

Hinrich, Kurt

6'3"

9,000,000

8,000,000

PG

CHI

10.9

3.5

Deng, Luol

6'9"

11,335,850

12,341,275

SF

CHI

17.6

7.3

Diaw, Boris

6'8"

9,000,000

9,000,000

SF

CHA

11.3

5.2

Warrick, Hakim

6'8"

FA

FA

SF

CHI

9.6

4.1

Gay, Rudy

6'8"

FA

FA

SG

MEM

19.6

5.9

Korver, Kyle

6'7"

FA

FA

SG

UTA

7.2

1.7

Miller, Mike

6'8"

FA

FA

SG

WAS

10.9

3.9

Salmons, John

6'6"

5,808,000

FA

SG

MIL

19.9

3.2

 

Proposed Offseason Moves:

1. Trade the Hunter TE for a player. If the player could always be moved at the Trade Deadline. Otherwise the TE will be lost in August.

 

2.Do not give up the 2011 First Round Pick. Unless the deal results in receiving a Plus 1 in the deal. For instance if you can get back two good young players in exchange for Nene and the 2011 1st then I’d do it. But not if you’re only getting the same number of players back (unless you’re talking about a Bosh) otherwise it is just wasting a 1st round pick the Nugs cannot afford to waste.

3.Strongly pursue trading Kmart’s & JR’s expiring contracts. Combined, that’s $22mm in expiring cap. Teams will want that kind of cap flexibility, either for the 2011 FA bonanza or to be able to make a deal at the trade deadline.

4.Strongly pursue trading Nene for value. Don’t get rid of Nene just to get rid of him; but if you can get real talent that would be a better fit on the Nugs than Nene is then go for it. Would Memphis rather have Nene over Marc Gasol.

5.Don’t be afraid of making a big move. Memphis isn’t likely going to keep Rudy Gay, who’s an all star talent. The Nugs have Lawson but Billups is getting older, don’t be afraid to make the move to get Gay and then you have a great young back court. Kaman, Gasol, Noah, Lee are legit upper tier players the Nugs could pursue in this market.

6.Don’t be Free Agent Cheap: You have the Trade Exception, the Mid Level Exception and expiring contracts. Not every free agent is going to get the huge money. The Nugs need depth, another shooter and at least one more legit big. Go hard after Korver, Miller, Haslem, Haywood and others. There is value the Nugs can get at a good price; if they just don’t play it cheap.

 

 

My 2010 Nuggets Dream (Meaning Not Realistic) Opening Night Roster

Starters:

Melo

Lee

Noah

Billups

Afflalo

 

Reserves:

Lawson

Korver

Hinrich

Haywood

Anderson

Petro

Graham

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