The Nuggets are sticking to their guns in their quest to receive a first-round pick from teams wanting to trade for shooting guard Arron Afflalo or small forward Wilson Chandler.
According to the Denver Post, interest remains high for Afflalo’s services, but teams are nervous that Afflalo, who has a player option for the final year of his contract, might walk at the end of the season.
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Afflalo, 29, is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, while Chandler, who has reportedly gained the interest of the Clippers and Trail Blazers, averages 13.7 points and 6.1 rebounds.
The Nuggets (19-32) have already acquired two first-round picks, both coming from Cleveland as part of the Timofey Mozgov trade. If Denver general manager Tim Connelly can land two more first-rounders, he will rival Celtics GM Danny Ainge as one of the NBA's busiest executives this season. Boston has made eight trades to date with the league's Feb. 19 trade deadline still over 10 days away.