4 Denver Nuggets that could be traded this season

The Nuggets could make a move if they feel like they are a piece or two short at the deadline.

Denver Nuggets, Reggie Jackson
Denver Nuggets, Reggie Jackson / Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Reggie Jackson

Jackson has been outstanding so far this season. He played in all 26 games and is averaging 13.6 points, 4.6 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game. The veteran is shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 41.4 percent on his 3-point tries. Jackson looks back to his prime after some serious questions to end last season.

The Clippers were eager to dump him at the trade deadline, and the 6’2 guard struggled after joining the Nuggets in the buyout market. Jackson played just 18 total playoff minutes during their championship. Not 18 minutes per game. He appeared in six contests and averaged 3.0 minutes in each. Denver re-signed him to a two-year deal worth $10.2 million in the offseason, but some were questioning if Jackson was on his way out of the league.

He is answering those inquiries. It is his contract that makes him tradeable. Jackson's $5.0 million salary is the sixth-highest on the team. The Nuggets have no interest in trading any of their starting five, which makes Jackson the most likely salary matcher in a deal.

Denver would still be shopping in the bargain bin, but it allows them to get someone making near the non-taxpayer mid-level exception without giving up too many players.

Will the Denver Nuggets make a trade before the Feb. 8 deadline? The development of their young talent could hold the answer to that question. If they are comfortable with them sticking in the playoff rotation, Denver likely stands pat. The Nuggets will act if a hole develops, so stay tuned.

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