According to Ric Bucher the Denver Nuggets will send the future first round pick owed to them by Charlotte in exchange for North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson.
As players like Jrue Holiday, Eric Maynor and Lawson kept falling I thought it brought those players into Denver’s wheelhouse.
Before the draft I did not want to give up the Bobcats’ pick, but I knew I could talk myself into it for Lawson or Maynor and I already feel pretty good about it. Lawson should be a very good fit in Denver. He greatly improved his three point shooting last season and can learn the finer points of defense from Chauncey Billups.
The Nuggets can now focus on best player available with pick 34.
Update: The Denver Post confirms the trade.
At this point I would be happy with trading number 34 and next year’s first rounder to move up and draft DeJuan Blair. If they want to, they can get it done.