NBA free agency opens up next week, and the player arguably at the top of the Nuggets’ wish list is one of their own — point guard Jameer Nelson. Nelson’s representation has informed the Nuggets he will opt out of the remaining year of his contract, but Denver remains a strong contender to re-sign him.
February 9, 2016 | 9:54 pm EST Update
Miami has explored numerous options, one of which is Sacramento’s Omri Casspi, who entered Tuesday’s play at 42.2 percent from behind the arc, 11th in the NBA among players with at least 100 attempts. He’s 89 of 211, which would be the most conversions on the Heat, eight more than Chris Bosh. He’s also reasonably young (27) and cheap (on a two-year, $6 million contract).
So it’s not likely, without including a draft choice — and Miami can’t trade a first-rounder before the 2024 draft — that Miami can just dump cap space (in the form of, say, Chris Andersen’s contract) on Sacramento. It may need to include a player of some value, and sources say Sacramento has expressed interest in Tyler Johnson, even though Johnson may miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
Andrew: Any truth to this?: Magic and Hawks have had significant trade talks regarding Al Horford. – Steve Kyler: Magic are one of the teams interested, not sure I would call anything “significant” at this point.