Should the Denver Nuggets have an interest in Aaron Gordon as a Jerami Grant replacement?
Because of the possibility that the Denver Nuggets and Jerami Grant are unable to come to an agreement on a new contract in the offseason, it’s prudent for there to be any number of backup plans in case they lose a valuable combo forward who meshed with the team rather perfectly.
Today, we’ll analyze a trade scenario in which the Nuggets send Grant to the Orlando Magic in a sign-and-trade for Aaron Gordon.
The hypothetical transaction could be a straight-up Grant-Gordon trade but that doesn’t make much sense for the Magic, who will be more tempted to hold onto Gordon after the Jonathan Isaac injury. That said, Denver will have to sweeten the deal a bit for both sides (note: there may have to be separate trade transactions).
In this trade scenario, the Nuggets receive Gordon, small forward James Ennis, the Magic’s second-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Meanwhile, Orlando receives Grant, small forward Torrey Craig, the first-round pick Denver is receiving from the Houston Rockets in the upcoming draft and the right to swap first-round picks with the Nuggets in the 2022 and 2023 NBA Draft.