4. Denver upgrade perimeter defense
Delon Wright just suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for at least one month. The Denver Nuggets would likely wait until he is healthy and should be in no rush to make a trade. They are a title contender and need finishing pieces that improve their championship odds.
Wright is 6’5 and a strong defender. On the other end, he can make plays and sink open jumpers. His offensive production can be up and down, but he can certainly play a 20-minute per-game role in the playoffs, especially as a defense-first option.
The Nuggets would have to give up three players, including Reggie Jackson to fit Wright’s $8.1 million salary on their books. Jackson is a better offensive player, so this would have to be Denver opting for additional defense.
The Wizards likely only get one second-round pick for Wright, especially as he could still be working his way back from a knee injury at the trade deadline. Still, Washington is just beginning a rebuild and should be willing to take any draft capital possible for his expiring contract.
The Denver Nuggets likely want more size, but Delon Wright figures to be an available option who provides depth and defense.