2. DeAndre Jordan
DeAndre Jordan was one of the first players to sign a free agency deal in 2022, and Denver didn't hesitate to re-sign him this past summer. The 35-year-old has found a home in Colorado.
After averaging 5.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season, Jordan's averaging 5.7 points and 4.6 rebounds across seven games in 2023-24. He looked like vintage DeAndre on Nov. 27 when he scored 27 points and added 13 rebounds against the Clippers.
Barring an injury, Jordan isn't a player who will receive consistent minutes in the rotation, but that doesn't mean the Nuggets will look to trade him.
The Denver Nuggets most likely won't trade DeAndre Jordan
Jordan's career was given new life when he signed with Denver. The front office knew the player they were getting, and he exceeded their expectations, or else he wouldn't have been re-signed.
He has his faults (that's what happens when you've been in the NBA since 2008), but he's there to step in when Nikola Jokic is out of the lineup or needs a breather. Zeke Nnaji hasn't performed as expected, and for that reason, Jordan should stay in Denver. If the Nuggets wanted to trade him, Jordan would have to approve it first.