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Report: Nuggets ‘openly shopping’ Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic
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The NBA trade deadline this season is on February 23  at 3 p.m. ET.

Denver Nuggets management is openly shopping their big man Jusuf Nurkic in a possible trade before the deadline, and Atlanta could be a destination.

Via ESPN’s Marc Stein:

“Denver engaged in serious talks to acquire Millsap last summer and is known to be interested again, alongside Toronto and Sacramento. (The Nuggets, for the record, are now openly shopping third-year big man Jusuf Nurkic in addition to the widely assumed availability of vets Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler).”

His inconsistency has been a problem for the team and they are looking elsewhere for production.

Nurkic has been unhappy his with his role being reduced although he has remained professional through DNP’s.

Last summer the Atlanta Hawks were in talks with the Nuggets about trading forward Paul Millsap before the Hawks declined.

Milsap’s name is back in the rumor section as a coveted player, and the Nuggets will possibly target him again.

It is possible that the Hawks are looking to clean house and shed contracts they don’t consider valuable going forward.

Currently, the Nuggets sitting at No. 10 in the Western Conference are looking to shake things up before missing the playoffs again.

Their biggest target has been Millsap but Nurkic alone won’t be enough to pry him away from the Hawks.

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