After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2002-03′, the Denver Nuggets have some holes to fill. They had an injury riddled season to say the least, missing players like Danilo Gallinari, JaVale McGee, Nate Robinson, and J.J. Hickson for quite some time. Heck, even players like Ty Lawson, Wilson Chandler, and Darrell Arthur missed quite a bit of time. as the 2014-15′ season approaches, Denver has vowed they will make some moves this offseason, and bringing in Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha should be one of those moves.
Sefolosha isn’t a guy who will light it up on the offensive side of the ball, but can definitely make an impact on the defensive side. Denver is looking for a two-guard that can be a lock down guy which Thabo can be that guy. Denver has an array of talent but the one thing they lacked last season was a defensive impact. Denver was one of the best teams on the offensive side, scoring 104.4 points per game while recording 45.4 rebounds per game — 2nd in the NBA. Defense was a problem, maybe due to the injury bug but they gave up 106.5 points per game; third worst in the entire league.
They’ll have some space to work with, but would probably need to find a way to move some additional salary before being able to approach some of the guys you mentioned. I do, for the record, like the idea of Gortat in that starting lineup. Thabo would also look great off the bench (Gallo’s return) and matched up against some of the tougher perimeter scorers.
Sefolosha is set to become a free agent this summer and is currently making 3,900,000 this season.