The Denver Nuggets have had conversations with the Phoenix Suns, offering point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and other pieces for their own point man Eric Bledsoe, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
The Nuggets seem to have committed to Jamal Murray running the point moving forward, as Mudiay has shown a propensity to mishandle the ball, as reflected by its tendencies to turn the ball over. Besides, Mudiay’s proven to be an under-40-percent shooter and a below-average free-throw shooter, a package that his size and sheer athleticism simply can’t make up for.
While Murray has proven to be dangerous from deep, he has yet to develop consistency or gain the feel for the point guard position after playing as a shooting guard for most of his playing career.
Bledsoe would represent an all-around star at the position, a stat-stuffer that has proven to factor into wins with his floor game and quiet leadership.
If the Nuggets can pull a trade of for the 27-year-old, the team will suddenly become a force to be reckoned with, boasting three All-Star-caliber players in Bledsoe, newly-signed Paul Millsap and centerpiece Nikola Jokic.
Bledsoe is expected to be moved in the very near future as he and the organization have come to the conclusion that he played his last game in the uniform against the L.A. Clippers on Saturday.