Top Five Offseason Trade Scenarios For The Denver Nuggets

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Mar 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of the Denver Nuggets logo on the floor of the Pepsi Center before the start of the game against the Sacramento Kings. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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The Denver Nuggets had a disappointing season this year, recording their first losing record since their 2002-2003 campaign. They ended the season with a 36-46 record, finishing with the fifth worst record in the Western Conference. Although they did post a winning record at home, at 22-19, they were terrible on the road, only going 14-27. They also failed to play well against their division, 5-11, and in their conference, 20-32. They did score pretty well, scoring 104.4 points per game, but their defense was one of the worst in their conference, allowing 106.5 points per game.

Part of the reason for their under-achieving season was their unfortunate injuries their roster dealt with. Despite that, it’s still clear that the Denver Nuggets are going to need to fix things and try and move some people around to better their team. With their injured players returning, most of their problems will be cured internally and their plethora of young players are showing improvement. Their plan should be to just fix some small problems this offseason and then put all the pieces together next season. The most obvious problem is within their defense, so that will be a major concern for them this offseason.

Below are five trades that the Denver Nuggets would be able to make this offseason, despite their low amount of money to play with. Acquiring these players would give Denver a better chance at coming back next season showing improvements:

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