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Woj: Nuggets emerge as “serious candidate” in potential four-team trade

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Nuggets look to be involved in trade with Atlanta, Houston and Minnesota

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As trade rumors and activity are heating up around the league, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a tweet indicating that the Denver Nuggets are “serious candidates” in a potential four-team trade involving the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks:

Reports of a trade between those three teams have been ongoing all day as the Wolves search for assets to potentially flip to Golden State for D’Angelo Russell, the Hawks look for a center and the Rockets pine for another wing defender.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania provided a bit more color on this potential deal, indicating that Robert Covington would go to Houston, Clint Capela to Atlanta and other assets to Minnesota.

So where does Denver come in?

These details mean that despite previous rumors and speculation, the Nuggets would not be landing Covington. Instead, it is much more likely they are playing the role of facilitator and would instead be possibly throwing in a guy like Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez in hopes of getting a draft pick back - Mike Singer of the Denver Post reported earlier today that Denver is looking for some form of draft compensation for either of those players.

As of now, no further detail about Denver’s involvement has been reported. Stay tuned for updates.