The Denver Nuggets have considered trading JaVale McGee and/or Wilson Chandler, according to league sources.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2014
Honestly, this isn’t a surprise to me as the Nuggets have a new general manager in Tim Connelly and Brian Shaw. Under head coach George Karl and general manager Masai Ujiri, Denver gave McGee a four-year extension worth $44 million after a couple of good games in the playoffs. It was a head scratcher to say the least as he has been a project at the center position.
McGee played in just five games last season after suffering a stress fracture in his leg. McGee didn’t look like himself as he averaged 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game. The center will get the 2014-15′ season to prove whether he earned his contract or not.
Wilson Chandler on the other hand has been a nice addition to the Denver Nuggets but has had one problem; staying on the court. During the 2011-12′ season, Chandler appeared in just eight games. The following season, he would appear in 43 games. He has dealt with hip, hamstring, and groin injuries throughout his career.
It seems like a reach for a team to take the bite on the contract McGee has, but it would make more sense to me if the Nuggets tried to trade Wilson Chandler down the line. Time will tell if Connelly will pull the trigger on a deal involving one or the other.