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Wilson Chandler’s contract for next season is now fully guaranteed, with the time period for the Nuggets to release him at a fraction of the cost now expired. Next season is the last of his current deal with the Nuggets. He’ll make $7.1 million and be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. Chandler had one of his best seasons as a pro in 2014-15, averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Denver Post

There are a couple of hurdles to get through, but the Nuggets are expected to have 2014 second-round draft pick Nikola Jokic signed and ready to roll prior to the Nuggets’ summer league in Las Vegas in July. The 20-year-old Jokic, a 6-11, 253-pound Serbian center, played last season for KK Mega Vizura in the Adriatic League. He led the team in points (15.4), rebounds (9.2) and steals per game (1.5). He also averaged 3.5 assists for the team. Denver Post

The Nuggets are expected to extend a qualifying offer, which if they do will make the 6-foot-6 Barton a restricted free agent. That would give the Nuggets a chance to match any offer he would receive on the open market. The likely resolution is a multi-year contract. Denver Post

May 5, 2015 Updates

There might be some slippage on defense, but Houston has done fine on that end with Jason freaking Terry, and it has the trade assets to entice Denver: the Pelicans’ pick in this draft, plus two young bigs in Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas.4 But don’t count out the Celtics just because they have Thomas — a warning that should apply to lots of teams with established starting point guards. Lawson is really good, and Denver’s thinning trade market presents opportunity for a surprise suitor to strike. Denver will need a point guard if it deals Lawson,5 and the Celtics acquired Thomas in part because his cheapo contract is so easy to trade. Grantland

May 3, 2015 Updates

Once considered an untouchable on the Nuggets' roster, the point guard's actions over the past two years have done everything to remove himself from that space. His new reality? He's as susceptible to the next good trade offer as any other tradeable player in the NBA. If Lawson wants to remain with the Nuggets, he has an uphill battle to convince the organization there are enough good reasons to put him back on the untouchable list. And there isn't enough time to completely turn the tide by one of the biggest wheeling-and-dealing times of the year, the June draft. Denver Post

During the latter stages of the regular season, word circulated throughout the league that Lawson wanted out of Denver. While that does not appear to be the case right now, it was clear that former Nuggets coach Brian Shaw and Lawson did not get along, and that left Shaw in position time and again to try to explain why he couldn't get Lawson to be more aggressive. Denver Post

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While Monty Williams is under scrutiny in New Orleans, at least he has a contract for next season. His assistants, including the highly regarded Bryan Gates, do not. Assistant coaches are often forgotten when teams contemplate head coaching changes, and they're especially at risk when -- like Denver's Melvin Hunt -- they are elevated to interim head coach when an in-season change is made. Depending on what the Nuggets do with their coaching search, Hunt could wind up back with George Karl as an assistant in Sacramento, league sources said. CBSSports.com

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