The day before the draft is usually when rumors start to fly, and Chris Broussard is one that loves to spread rumors (of course very few of them land).
Broussard tweeted Thursday,
Lots of teams calling Denver to trade for Nuggets’ young players. 1of several moves being discussed: Wil Chandler to G State for 7th pick
Chandler is a talented, young player and has a very reasonable contract. He is far more valuable to the Nuggets as a trade piece than a player. He should start in the NBA, and it’s tough see where he fits in on the Nuggets roster with Corey Brewer, Al Harrington and Jordan Hamilton all playing similar positions.
However, it doesn’t mean the Nuggets need to trade Chandler. What player would they trade up to get? John Henson, Dion Waiters, Austin Rivers and Andre Drummond could be around. But outside of Waiters, none of them really are worth moving up for.
Probably the biggest factor for not trading Chandler is he is a favorite of coach George Karl’s. Karl loves his versatility and that he can play/defend numerous positions. He also is good offensive weapon as well, even though he doesn’t drive as much as he should. Chandler allows Karl to play his patent ‘small-ball’ since he can play some power forward.
Moving Chandler something worth watching for the next 48 hours, because he could easily part of the Nuggets core or somebody that can be worth trading.