5 Trade targets Nuggets should explore after December 15

The Nuggets will be searching for help before the trade deadline.

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4. Jevon Carter

Carter signed a three-year $19.5 million contract with the Bulls in the offseason and becomes eligible to be traded on Dec. 15. The 6’1 guard has struggled to find his footing in Chicago, but he continues to make shots and play stout defense.

Carter is best playing 20 to 25 minutes per game on a contender where he can play all-out defense. He is a career 39.4 percent 3-point shooter and is not someone teams want to leave open. There is some overlap in Chicago playing behind Alex Caruso, and Carter will certainly be shopped if the Bulls decide to rebuild before the deadline.

Jevon Carter has struggled to get minutes in the playoffs but may play a smaller but similar role to Bruce Brown in Denver. He could guard on the ball and be an impactful defender off the bench. His size would limit his ability to switch, but there could be a ten to 20-minute per-game role available.

The Denver Nuggets would have to cobble together multiple salaries and consider trading Zeke Nnaji to acquire Jevon Carter. It is something to explore, especially if they believe the 28-year-old can take his game to another level in the Mile High City.