The Denver Nuggets will picking 11th in this years NBA draft. This is considered to be one of the deepest drafts in years and there is plenty of talent. There will be several teams that will be landing their teams newest superstar and there will also be teams that will be adding pieces to help them build for the future. Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly had some words that makes it seem that he does not believe the draft is as deep as some think. He had this to say.
“I think we’re honest with ourselves, the 11th pick on a team that should be in the playoffs generally doesn’t have a huge impact from Day 1. Very few rookies had any impact this year on playoff teams. As our roster is presently constituted, who knows how we’re going to look after the draft. I think it’s unfair to put too much emphasis on the 11th pick.”
Connelly isn’t expecting the #11 pick to come and be a star, and no else was. However, to say that there shouldn’t be much emphasis on the #11 pick is just not right. Whoever the Nuggets take with that pick would definitely be apart a major part of the team next season. The draft is so deep that they will still get an impact player at their spot. Players such as Gary Harris, James Young, and Nik Staukas are just some of the players that could be available when the Nuggets are picking come draft night.