NBA Trades: 2 Michael Porter Jr. trades for the Denver Nuggets to consider

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NBA Trades, Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets

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NBA Trades: 2 Michael Porter Jr. trades for the Denver Nuggets to consider: Indiana Pacers

Nuggets receive: Malcolm Brogdon, Buddy Hield, Pick #31

Pacers receive: Michael Porter Jr., Monte Morris

The Denver Nuggets need some improved guard depth and are reportedly open to trading Monte Morris anyway. This deal would see them bulk up their depth.

Ditching Michael Porter Jr. may seem a bit premature, but this trade would see them make significant improvements at the guard position. They’d be trading an injury-plagued forward with question marks for win-now pieces.

(Although Malcolm Brogdon has dealt with his fair share of injuries as well.)

Jamal Murray and Brogdon would make a great backcourt duo. Murray’s score-first mentality with Brogdon’s playmaking and quality defense would help Nikola Jokic a ton.

Plus, having Buddy Hield coming off the bench would give Jokic a knockdown three-point shooter to turn to. Hield would thrive with the space Jokic would create for him.

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers would be taking a chance on a young forward with star potential. It would be a major risk for them, especially considering his contract and injury concerns, but the upside is very clearly there.

Morris is mainly in this deal to match salaries, but he’d be a solid bench guard for the Pacers as they attempt to remain competitive while also hitting the reset button.

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