Denver Nuggets Eye Russell Westbrook

The Denver Nuggets are the only team seriously interested in trading for Russell Westbrook, but talks have stalled.

Denver Nuggets Eyeing Russell Westbrook

Would Westbrook Fit with the Nuggets?

A big question is whether Westbrook would fit in Denver. He’s always been a player who needs the ball a lot, but he’s accepted coming off the bench recently. The problem is his shooting—he’s only made 27.3% of his three-point shots in his career. The Nuggets love to shoot around Nikola Jokic and want to improve their shooting after losing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Magic.

Even so, Westbrook wouldn’t play much with Jokic and is still great at attacking the basket. If he leads the second unit, he could play his style of basketball for short periods. Plus, he’d bring energy off the bench, which Denver’s second unit really missed last year. But we still don’t know if he’d accept this role and fit well with the team that won last year’s championship.

Fans think it might be exciting to see him try though!

A Quiet Offseason for Denver

The Nuggets haven’t done much this offseason besides their draft picks. They lost one of their best shooters and defenders in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and traded Reggie Jackson too. Now they need a backup point guard, which is why they’re interested in Westbrook.

Their salary cap situation isn’t great either since most of their money goes to Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon, and Michael Porter Jr. With current CBA rules making it hard to keep good role players while staying under budget, it’s tough for them to make moves without hurting team chemistry—a key part of their success.

While adding Westbrook sounds interesting, maybe they should look at other free agents who might fit better with their main players

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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