On July 8th, Beijing time, the NBA trading market was turbulent again, and the Nuggets sent out the first round of 2020 in exchange for the Thunder's starting forward Grant of last season. At this point, this team, which was the top team in the Western Conference last season, has completed the upgrade and strengthened the weakest link in the starting lineup.
Grant and Nuggets are a match made in heaven. This forwardLast season, the Thunder and George shared the pressure of the striker, and both of them belonged to the type of three or four. Grant averaged 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 39.2% of his three-point shooting per game, which all proved his fit with the Nuggets.
As a striker with range and athleticism and a large coverage area on the defensive end, he can use Jokic's space to reach high positions on the offensive end to give full play to his shooting and athletic abilities. Defensively, you can effectively make up for Millsap's shortcomings.
Compared with the Nuggets’ starting small front Craig last season, Grant no matter whether he holds the ball or In terms of projection and talent, it is a crushing existence. It can be said that after completing this upgrade, the Nuggets next season will be even more daunting.
And all this, the Nuggets only paid. A first-round pick, and with a high probability of being the final pick in the first round, completed the reinforcement. In this way, after the Jazz, Lakers, Clippers and other teams have been upgraded, this powerful team in the West has also been upgraded again and jumped. Become the hottest winner.
This offseason, they executed Millsap Murray’s contract was renewed, and he was exchanged for Grant. With Porter’s comeback, the Nuggets are highly anticipated next season, and the competitive landscape in the West will become more intense.