The final financial details are not being released as of right now, but it is rumored that the deal will not violate the league’s luxury tax stipulations. With that in mind, I expect that the Nuggets will make a deal with possibly a combination of players that booster their back court. As of right now, the Nuggets only have three true back court personnel. Andre Miller is obviously the starting point guard, and at this point it looks like J.R. Smith will be his counterpart at the two. The Nuggets have Earl Boykins to relieve Miller, but unless Carmelo is going to be playing a little shooting guard, they have no other clear two guard.
Not that Carmelo isn’t capable of playing a lot of two guard, but that makes the Nuggets play their star player out of his optimal position. This is why I see another deal shaking loose a few, or maybe just one, of the Nuggets stacked front line.
Reggie Evans appeared in 26 games with two starts last season. He posted averages of 5.2 points and 8.7 rebounds. Evans is consistently in the league’s top rebounders per 48 minutes every year. While his offensive area is where he needs to improve the most, he did show promise last year. Reggie is a player that is fueled by pure desire on the glass and despite the, “Fruit Basket Grab,” on Kris Kaman last season in the playoffs. I like the fact that Reggie Evans is a Nugget.