In a surprising turn of events, the Denver Nuggets were apparently aggressive this past week. According to Tom Haberstoh from ESPN.com, the Nuggets along with the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns made offers for Miami Heat forward/center Chris Bosh.
The Heat had competition. After considering “strong” offers from multiple teams, including the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers, Bosh ultimately decided to return to the Heat later that night.
The Houston Rockets were a favorite to land Chris Bosh but Miami pulled out a max contract offer of five-years worth $118 million. If Denver somehow landed Bosh, there would’ve been some moves made within the front court for sure. Here’s what Bosh added on the situation.
“[There were] very enticing offers,” Bosh said. “There was some surprising advances made in everything, but I ultimately decided to stay in Miami. I think it was the right choice. I benefit from it, the team will benefit from it, from here. My heart was in Miami. I wanted to be there and keep my family there and build relationships and really keep building on something special.”
Denver currently has six players on their roster listed at the power forward and center position. Timofey Mozgov, JaVale McGee, Jursuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried, J.J. Hickson, and Darrell Arthur. There wouldn’t be enough minutes to go around which could have resulted in a trade. Denver recently discussed trading JaVale McGee and/or Wilson Chandler two weeks ago prior to NBA Free Agency.
Denver has also kept tabs on Mike Miller who reportedly nearly came to an agreement with the team, prior to LeBron James joining the Cleveland Cavaliers. Denver offered the shooting guard a three-year contract worth $12-million dollars while the Cavs reportedly offered two-years, $5.5 million. Denver currently holds 14 players on their 15 man roster, leaving one spot open for the potential signing of Mike Miller. Denver could also look at a player on their Summer League roster like Erick Green.