4 players the Denver Nuggets should target in a Zeke Nnaji trade

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Trade target no. 2) - Georges Niang, Cleveland Cavaliers

Niang is a fringe rotation player at best, but he’s a sharpshooting wing and the Nuggets need shooting more than anything. The team has plenty of defensive-minded, athletic wing players like Peyton Watson and Christian Braun, but a true sniper off the bench like Niang would be a valuable thing to have.

At 31, Niang is not the most fleet-footed or athletic player, but he has a big body for a wing player and he uses it well. He has actually held up surprisingly well on the defensive end as long as he’s not tasked with guarding elite perimeter creators who can blow by him consistently.

But on offense, he spaces the floor in a way defenses really have to respect and his gravity would make life easier for his teammates. He may not be a guy who can give the team much in the playoffs, but he could be a great innings-eater in the regular season and would have situational utility due to his shooting.

The Cavs aren’t a rebuilding team, but they have several better versions of him on their roster, and behind Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley they are very thin up front. Last year they were giving real playoff rotation minutes to the corpse of Tristan Thompson, so there’s a shot Nnaji could actually log major minutes for them off the bench. This trade makes sense for both teams from a roster balance perspective.