In 2005 Denver drafted Jarrett Jack with pick No. 22 and traded his rights to Portland for Linas Kleiza, pick No. 27 (yay), but also Julius Hodge with pick No. 20 (ouch). The 20's are not always roaring. All forecasts at this point will turn out hilariously wrong anyway, and it's important to write them down so they can't be denied later.
My feeling is that the Nuggets will be looking for someone to replace J.R. Smith : a scoring-oriented guard who can create his own shot. We won't get JR's talent level with pick No. 22, but a pure shooter who's not a head-case ought to be out there, particularly if he comes from a smaller school or is slightly undersized (say 6'2", 6'3"). Place your bets!
I presume Kenyon Martin will walk too (via free agency), but I I'm not too sure we need to replace him - we have quality bigs looking for minutes. So the second type of player I would seek is a point guard with size who can play defense, and there will probably be something available. Whether it's Reggie Williams, Nolan Smith, Charles Jenkins or Darius Morris. We'll have to see some workouts, but I want wild predictions now. What will the Nuggets' draft day strategy be? And who will they pick?