NBA Rumors: Paul George Could Type Nuggets’ ‘Huge 3’ With Nikola Jokic And Jamal Murray Next Season
After nearly making it to the NBA Finals last season, the Denver Nuggets are expected to be more aggressive in upgrading their roster this fall. Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic may have progressed into trustworthy stars however in order to have a better possibility of totally dominating the Western Conference and winning the NBA championship title next year, the Nuggets must highly consider adding a 3rd super star to their roster. One of the dream trade targets for the Nuggets in the 2020 offseason is Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers are yet to make George formally offered on the trading block but if they start entertaining offers for him, the Nuggets must do whatever they can to bring him to Denver. To form a “Huge 3″ of George, Jokic, and Murray in the 2020-21 NBA season, Lee Tran of Fadeaway World suggested that Denver could send a plan that includes Gary Harris, Will Barton, Monte Morris, and a 2020 first-round pick to Los Angeles.
” The Nuggets take this trade to include Paul George to their team and make a big 3 while repairing their headache of having too lots of excellent players but very few incredible gamers. George would allow the Nuggets to contend in the West, plain and basic. A 3rd star, when integrated with rotational pieces like Michael Porter Jr. and Jerami Grant appears like a dish for a competitor. The Clippers would take the capability to field a more expanded offense in exchange for an underperforming star, and the Nuggets would do the trade for George’s assumed upside.”
George may have gone through a lot of ups and downs in his first year in Los Angeles, however he would still be a terrific addition to the Nuggets. He would offer them a 3rd All-Star that would enhance their performance in terms of scoring, rebounding, facilitating the ball, spacing the flooring, and defense. Last season, the 30-year-old small forward balanced 21.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.4 takes while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from beyond the arc, per ESPN.
The potential arrival of a ball-dominant star like George would force Jokic and Murray particular modifications with their game however if they fit together well and find the best chemistry, the Nuggets would certainly have a realistic chance of beating the Los Angeles Lakers when they fulfill each other again in the 2021 Playoffs.
A package that consists of Harris, Barton, Morris, and a first-rounder might suffice to catch the Clippers’ attention, however it would likely take more than that to encourage them to engage in a hit offer. To persuade them to pull the trigger on the PG offer, Denver might likewise require to sacrifice Michael Porter Jr. and another future first-round pick.