June 25, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw (center) and president Josh Kroenke (right) and executive vice president of basketball operations Tim Connelly (left) during a press conference held at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Why The Nuggets Shouldn't Trade The 11th Pick


There has been reports going around that the Nuggets need to trade their #11 draft pick. The reports are suggesting that the Nuggets should trade the pick for a starter. The Nugget could probably bring in a decent starter for the pick, but how young would the player be? In my mind, the Nuggets are not in win now mode, so keeping the pick makes much more sense.

The Nugget should keep the pick for one major reason. They need to get younger. The Nuggs are already a very young team and by keeping their pick they could bring in even more young talent. The Nuggets will likely draft a young shooting guard or small forward in the draft and both positions are deep. This is one of the best drafts in recent years so the Nuggets would be smart to keep their pick and draft the next player that is going to help the Nuggets win in the future.

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