Denver Nuggets 2021–22 NBA Roster: Will Jeff Green’s Shrewed Addition Help Nikola Jokic Aim for an FMVP?

Published 08/21/2021, 2:48 AM EDT
Mar 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) talks with Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo (7) and guard PJ Dozier (35) in the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


The Denver Nuggets enjoyed quite a mid-season in 2020-21 when they stacked their roster with more offensive guns. Those boss moves that got Aaron Gordon & JaVale McGee into the team were crucial because they had lost Jamal Murray to an ACL tear.

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Amongst the top WC teams, the Nuggets did pull a few good moves this off-season too. However, their roster is still far from making any title promises unless Ann Walton & Calvin Booth can bring in some more help to their Joker card.

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Incoming players

Bones Hyland

The Nuggets’ Round 1 pick from the NBA Drafts 2021, Bones is one promising talent who has joined the roster. He recently helped the Nuggets win consecutive summer league games even as they completed 2-3. That show of character can take him a long way.

Markus Howard

The Nuggets have not lost much as they recently re-signed Markus Howard in a 2-way deal. The undrafted Marquette player does not come with a very shiny resume, but he can still hope for better playing time.

Jeff Green

In a starry trade, the Nuggets signed Brooklyn Nets’ Jeff Green on a 2-year $10 million deal with a player option in the second. Denver would be the league veteran’s 11th stop in his 14-year NBA career and possibly his last. With the Nets, the big forward player had a great season as he averaged 11 points at 41.2% from the three-point line.

Jun 17, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) drives between Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) and forward Jeff Green (8) in the first quarter during game six in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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Outgoing players

The franchise wishes to have someone covering up for Jamal Murray if the star does not come back early in 2021. Now, for that, they might get into a deal with the Hornets and bring in Terry Rozier. If it happens, players like Will Barton and Nah’Shon Hyland can see the exit gate in the coming time. Moreover, they’ve lost JaVale McGee‘s free agency to the Phoenix Suns in a major blow.

Denver Nuggets 2021–22 NBA Roster: 

Frontcourt

Nikola Jokic

JaMychal Green

Michael Porter Jr.

Jeff Green

Paul Millsap

Aaron Gordon

Bol Bol

Zeke Nnaji

Vlatko Cancar

Jun 7, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and forward Aaron Gordon (50) react as they leave the game against the Phoenix Suns in the fourth quarter during game one in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Backcourt

Jamal Murray

PJ Dozier

Will Barton

Facundo Campazzo

Austin Rivers

Shaquille Harrison

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Markus Howard

Nah’Shon Hyland

Monte Morris

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It has been 45 years since the Denvers have seen their team in the NBA Finals. Do you see this roster breaking the drought? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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