Denver Nuggets 2021 Roster: What the Team Looks Like After Trades and Free Agency Signings

Published 12/09/2020, 4:30 PM EST
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 29: Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets becomes frustrated while speaking to Jamal Murray (27) during the second half of the Nuggets’ 116-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, October 29, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the New Orleans Pelicans at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


The Denver Nuggets came off an incredible 2020 playoff run where they were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals. However, prior to the WCFs, they erased a 3-1 deficit twice, becoming the first team ever to do so.

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Moreover, the franchise has two established stars to lead the team in the coming year. Both Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic proved their worth to the team and fans in the 2020 postseason. It is safe to assume that the keys of the franchise are in safe hands moving forward.

As a result, the Nuggets were not that active in the offseason but still made great signings to bolster their championship hopes. Due to the amazing regular season, the Nuggets had a late first-round pick, which they used to select Zeke Nnaji.

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Denver Nuggets transactions: Players signed via trades and free agency

The Nuggets’ most notable acquisition in the postseason was the 19-year-old guard R.J. Hampton in a 4-team trade. Hampton was a 5-star recruit during his high school days and the Nuggets will hope that he lives up to his potential.

Apart from Hampton, the franchise placed their trust in their current players as well. They re-signed Bol Bol to a better deal after his impressive performance in the first few games during the NBA Bubble.

Furthermore, veteran forward Paul Millsap will return to the team after a great show in the Bubble as well.

The last notable acquisition for the team is the contract extension for Monte Morris. The Nuggets handed the guard a 3-year $27 million contract to keep him at bay. These transactions should definitely improve their chances to make it all the way to the Finals.

Players lost

While the franchise retained almost every player from their terrific 2020 postseason run. They lost forward Jerami Grant to the Pistons as he wanted a change of scenario in his career. Also, the team parted ways with forward Keita Bates-Diop by waiving him.

Denver Nuggets Roster

Backcourt

Jamal Murray

Gary Harris

R.J Hampton

PJ Dozier

Facundo Campazzo

Markus Howard (Two-way contract)

Will Barton

Monte Morris

Frontcourt

JaMychal Green

Michael Porter Jr.

Nikola Jokic

Zeke Nnaji

Greg Whittington (Two-way contract)

Paul Millsap

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Bol Bol

Isaiah Hartenstein

Vlatko Cancar

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This is what the Nuggets roster looks like as of now and the team looks set for this season. What are your thoughts on the Denver Nuggets for the 2020-21 NBA season? Do you think they will make it all the way to the NBA Finals? Let us know your views in the comments section.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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