Wind and Clark discuss the options the Nuggets have at small forward next season. Is next year’s starter on the roster? What are the chances either Wilson Chandler or Will Barton are back next season?

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2:00 – Jokic’s max contract

5:30 – Will a max contract change The Joker?

8:00 – What’s the likelihood Chandler accepts his player option?

10:30 – Understanding Denver’s cap situation

17:00 – Will the Nuggets even use their first-round pick?

24:00 – Uncertainty around Barton’s free agency

30:00 – Trade possibilities

34:00 – Worst case scenario


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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind

  • Gentlemen: I would be excited to see the Nuggets trade for Otto Porter in exchange for their #1 pick, Kenneth Faried, and perhaps a sweetener. However, it is not clear to me how this can be accomplished and stay below the luxury cap in the 2018-2019 season. The following season it would be no problem. Would they get his bird rights in such a trade, and how would that impact the salary cap and luxury tax? Thank-you.

  • Thanks for the question. We can get into it on our next show but as long as they match salaries/money since Porter is under contract for the next few years it would work. But yes, they’d be well into the luxury tax.

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