Words can’t even begin to describe how I feel right now. I’ll have a more detailed post up later tonight but for now Nuggets fans, just appriciate Masai. He’s… ugh… he’s brilliant. This is so gratifying, knowing Faried has been Roundball’s guy since Day 1, and for this moment to finally come to fruition — it’s unbelievable. By the way, we traded Felton to the Blazers for Andre Miller and in the process we got the 26th pick in the Draft from Dallas. This is heaven.
Andy Katz has just reported that the 26th pick, which ended up being Jordan Hamilton, will actually go to the Blazers for Rudy Fernandez. If this is true, then what exactly did Denver get by trading Felton? The only thing I can think of is maybe part of the deal was the Blazers had to pass on Faried so that we could have him.
[SUPER UPDATE] This via Benjamin Hochman via Twitter:
from what i’ve been told – dal trades hamilton to por for rudy f. then, por includes hamilton, with andre miller, to den for felton
This makes much more sense when you think about it. Felton carries way more value than Miller, so it only seems right that we get something back in return.
two sources have now confirmed to me that YES, the #Nuggets get Hamilton.