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I hope Bones doesn’t get traded. Looking at their roster and contracts, he’s got a future there as a main piece if the Nuggets feel the same way. He could be a 6th man and still play 26+ mins per game. Think Jamal Crawford.

If he continues to muscle up and improve on defense, they don’t need a KCP type in the starting lineup. Bones’ inexperience and defense was the reason they brought him in.
Jamal Crawford played for 9 or 10 teams in his career. Not a slight on him, he was a lights out ball handler and scoring machine at times, but he might be not the best example for why a team should retain Bones. The biggest challenge for him is similar to Bones’, defensive liability due to his build— very easy to isolate and beat up.
 
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I’d be good with Bones going to another team where he can play more (and hopefully have earlier starting games), but let him first try to help the Nuggets win a championship this season.
 

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Jamal Crawford played for 9 or 10 teams in his career. Not a slight on him, he was a lights out ball handler and scoring machine at times, but he might be not the best example for why a team should retain Bones. The biggest challenge for him is similar to Bones’, defensive liability due to his build— very easy to isolate and beat up.
I've said for a long time I thought Bones was Immanuel Quickley 2.0. If you've paid attention, Quickley has developed himself into a very good defensive player through hard work in the gym (getting stronger) and just determination to be a better defender. Quickley and Bones have similar bodies and games. If Quickley can do it, no reason Bones can't.
 

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For those at home awaiting the game today...
Bones/Nugs at Philly (Bones should have some nearby hometown support there!)... ABC at 3pm!
Here we go!
 

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I've said for a long time I thought Bones was Immanuel Quickley 2.0. If you've paid attention, Quickley has developed himself into a very good defensive player through hard work in the gym (getting stronger) and just determination to be a better defender. Quickley and Bones have similar bodies and games. If Quickley can do it, no reason Bones can't.

the OP made a comparison of Bones to Crawford as to why he shouldn’t be traded. My reply was that Crawford is not a great comp to make the case of why the Nuggs should not trade him, as he was traded often despite being an offensive dynamo. That’s all.
 

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the OP made a comparison of Bones to Crawford as to why he shouldn’t be traded. My reply was that Crawford is not a great comp to make the case of why the Nuggs should not trade him, as he was traded often despite being an offensive dynamo. That’s all.
I know. I was just offering IMO was closer comp. Also, that Bones could certainly develop into a sound defender in spite of his size a la Quickley.
 
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