Nuggets Trading Felton...Extend Qualifying Offers

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, both the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are interested in the services of Raymond Felton, the Denver Nuggets backup point guard.

We have discussed Felton being a trade option numerous times in the past, and especially the Lakers and Kings both being teams of interest. Eric Pincus hinted that Lamar Odom may be an option. Pincus tweeted:

i’ve tweeted before about Lakers/Felton – an obvious move for LA if Denver interested, possibly LO type move

A trade that makes sense would involve both Al Harrington and Steve Blake as well, but a deal would depend on Odom’s willingness to play for Denver.

A Kings deal would make more sense, especially if the Nuggets could move up in the draft or get one of Sacramento’s young players (Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi, Donta Greene…) or even one of their young veterans (Francisco Garcia, Beno Udrih). Felton would also help the Kings, who have a number of scorers – but lack playmaker.

Nuggets extend AAA, Chandler and Forbes

The Denver Nuggets took some big steps in improving the future of their team Monday.

According to the Nuggets website, team has extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and Gary Forbes. They also extended the fourth-year of Ty Lawson’s contract. The moves were a no-brainer, but it also pretty much sets up the Nuggets to keep Forbes (unless a team extends a crazy offer).

Afflalo is one of the Nuggets top priorities, if not their top priority, while Chandler would be a player that they would love to get back – unless another team overpays to get him. However, there murmurs around Denver that Chandler doesn’t want to come back to the Nuggets and may want to play somewhere else. If the Nuggets could get a sign-and-trade worked out for Chandler, it would really help.



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Tags: Al Harrington Arron Afflalo Beno Udrih Denver Nuggets Donta Greene Francisco Garcia Gary Forbes Jason Thompson Lamar Odom Los Angeles Lakers Omri Casspi Raymond Felton Sacramento Kings Steve Blake Ty Lawson Wilson Chandler

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