As the 2014 NBA Draft approaches the writers here at NuggLove have been weighing in on the possibilities for the Nuggets #11 pick. I have not given my opinion on their potential picks for #11 but I would like to throw out an interesting possibility for their 2nd round pick (#41 overall).
Colorado University product Spencer Dinwiddie is an interesting player that could fall as far as #41 and may be someone the Nuggets could take a flier on with that 41st pick. Dinwiddie was considered a mid-first round pick while he was still in college and before his knee injury last January. But since the injury I have seen Mock Drafts that show him falling anywhere from pick 28 or 29 all the way to pick 45. In watching Dinwiddie in his 3 years at CU I saw a player with legitimate NBA skills that just needs refining. The kid can score! He gets to the free throw line with regularity(8.6 times per game in his Junior season at CU before the injury). He is an adequate defensive player and he is also a good outside shooter as he shot 41.3% from the college 3 point line last season. I’m not convinced that he will fall all the way to #41 but if he did it would be an intriguing pick in my mind because he was considered a potential lottery pick before the knee injury last season. He may have taken a pretty big risk not returning to CU for his Senior year because it appears he may not be a first round pick any longer, but maybe the Nuggets could benefit from this if his knee is healing up well.
Let me know what you think of this idea in the comments below and maybe throw in some ideas of your own for that 41st pick. There isn’t a lot of history with picks that late in the draft becoming great NBA players but there is always a diamond in the rough and maybe Spencer Dinwiddie can be that for the Nuggets.