Report: Nuggets willing to move Emmanuel Mudiay, Wilson Chandler for Tyreke Evans
The Denver Nuggets could be aggressive during these last few hours prior to the trade deadline, reportedly willing to move point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and forward Wilson Chandler in hopes to acquire Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Denver has also looked to use a pick in hopes to incentivize teams to take on Kenneth Faried’s remaining $26.7 million contract, as he keeps racking up DNPs within Malone’s system. Faried has been overtaken by the likes of Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles in the depth chart, now only offered spot minutes and opportunities for a matchup game against certain teams.
The Nuggets have been in dire need for a scoring punch since forward Paul Millsap was sidelined with a torn ligament in his left wrist and head coach Mike Malone has looked to keep his spark plug Will Barton coming off the bench, where he’s more comfortable, but the starting unit has lacked the scoring needed to win games.
Acquiring Evans, who is averaging 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game this season — his best numbers since his rookie year with the Sacramento Kings — would mean getting a quality scorer that can propel their chances at a strong seed in the ultra-competitive West.
Evans has also shown a resurgence in his three-point shooting, shooting a silky 39.2 percent from beyond the arc while making 2.1 treys per game — both are career-bests.
The Grizzlies have reportedly looked to yield a first round pick for the 28-year-old and will look for the very best package available for his services before finding him a new home.