2 dreams, 2 reaches, 2 realistic free agents for the Denver Nuggets to target

The Nuggets have very limited spending power this offseason, but they need to improve their depth. These are 6 potential free agents who could bolster the roster for next season.
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Realistic #1: Nuggets poach a backup big man from the Clippers, Daniel Theis or Mason Plumlee

The Clippers rarely had all three of their big men healthy this season, but when they did they had a man too many. Ivica Zubac proved to be a very solid starting center, and Mason Plumlee and Daniel Theis were both solid backups. But the team doesn’t need three centers.

Theis and Plumlee are both free agents and it seems unlikely that LA would look to bring back both with their own financial limits. Whoever is the odd man out could find a meaningful new role as the lone backup center in Denver.

Plumlee spent several years with the Nuggets earlier in his career and frankly, the team hasn’t had a solid backup since he left. Both sides should welcome a reunion and Plums could slide right back into his old spot behind the Joker.

But if the Clippers retain Plumlee, Theis would be a solid backup option. He has playoff experience in spades from his time in Boston and although he’s a little undersized, he can bang down low with the best of them and even offers a bit of floor spacing on offense as a pick-and-pop partner.

These are two realistic names who could be acquired within the Nuggets’ parameters and would each go a long way to shoring up the bench and the team’s overall depth at the center position.