Denver Nuggets: 3 wing options available at mid-level salary

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The Denver Nuggets have a well-known wing deficiency, and they’ll likely utilize their mid-level exception to fix this issue.

Despite the many complications surrounding the NBA offseason, the Denver Nuggets have a fairly straightforward equation. Assuming they retain Paul Millsap as expected, they’ll be left with a $9.3 million mid-level exception, a glaring small forward weakness, and an otherwise promising roster.

The core proved strong last year, as Denver rode offensive juggernaut Nikola Jokic to a surprising 2-seed in the Western Conference. Jamal Murray showed he has a knack for postseason buckets, saving the Nuggets with multiple clutch scoring spurts. Paul Millsap and Gary Harris proved themselves as savvy two-way playoff contributors, each stabilizing the defense while chipping in offensively.

Michael Porter Jr. bring excitement to the future of the small forward spot, but he’s likely not ready to start in 2019-20. Several talented wings hit the free agent market this summer, and a handful could possibly be signed for the mid-level exception. The Nuggets must jump into the fray and address this well-publicized weakness.

Here are Denver’s best options for a mid-level wing acquisition.