The Thunder officially sounded the horn of reconstruction. After sending George away in exchange for a bunch of draft picks, the Thunder reached a deal with the Nuggets on the night of July 8, Beijing time. The Thunder sent out Jeremy Grant in exchange for the 2020 first-round pick from the Nuggets.
As we all know, on The Denver Nuggets hated the season and stopped in the first round of the Western Conference semifinals, which exposed a huge lack of inside rotation.
Because Jokic needs to digest a lot of ball rights, the loss of physical strength causes his defensive performance to be inefficient. Although the veteran Millsap is excellent in defense, he is too old and lacks outside shooting ability, unable to open up space for Murray; Jr. Plumlee also lacks shooting and cannot become a space-based big man; Trey Lay Leth’s offensive style is biased towards the third position, as a power forward is not good enough to defend; and HernanAlthough Gomez has great potential, his thin body is obviously not enough to support him to become a stable rotation of the playoffs. Last season, he was taught by Kanter to be a man. This has been proved; Polpol has just entered the NBA, but Failed to prove himself on the field.
The arrival of Jeramie Grant obviously alleviated the above problems effectively.
As a power forward, he moves quickly and bounces well at the same time his strength is not bad. He can withstand most of the league’s low-post offenses. What’s more commendable is that Grant could make nearly two three-pointers per game with an average of 36.6 percent from the field last season, making him a qualified big man pitcher.
After adding Grant, the depth of the Nuggets’ lineup next season will be even more terrifying.
On the back line, they have Murray Harry Skrieg, and on the front line, they have Wil Barton Lyles and Mont Morris, and they also ushered in the comeback of Little Porter, the favorite of heaven.In the inside lineup, they even have the luxurious inside six of Jokic Millsap Grant Jr. Plumli Hernangomez Jr. Bol.
Compared with the Clippers and the Lakers, their strong rotation pressure will become their most powerful weight to hit the Western Conference championship. At the same time, the Clippers lack a stable and qualified For the inside combination, Harrell’s defense is not good enough, and Zubac is more suitable for rotation at the right time; and for the Lakers, only injured Cousins and McGee, who are equally poor in defense, are left for rotation; therefore, the Nuggets’ inside Depth can also profoundly threaten the ideas of the Clippers and Lakers competing for the Western Conference championship.
It can be said that Jeremy Grant is the rotation insider the Nuggets need most. What height can the Nuggets reach next season? Let us Wait and see!