NBA Buzz: Denver Put Two Players On Trading Block

Randy Froye

Denver Nuggets would like to get rid of two players on their roster and make more space for younger players to develop. JJ Hickson and Randy Foye are available for trade after the club management decided to part ways with the experienced players and rely on the young legs in future. Both players will be free agents in the summer, and they could be attractive for the clubs around the league, especially for that reason.

Will Barton and Gary Harris are ahead of Foye in pecking order and the reliable shooting guard averaged 19 minutes per game this season and scored only 5 points per match. Denver has plenty to choose from under the rims, with Faried, Jokic, Lauvergne and Arthur all getting more minutes than Hickson. The ex-Portland center is averaging 17.2 minutes with 7.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

DeMarr Derozan and Kevin Durant are the best players of the last week; the NBA announced today. Derozan was Toronto’s top scorer in three of last four games they’ve played in that span, averaging 24 points with 5 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

Kevin Durant led his OKC team in four straight wins during the previous week while averaging 27.3 points (3rd in NBA), along with 8.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists. KD had a very high field goal percentage (59.7 %) and recorded over 30 points in two of those four games with nearly perfect free throw shooting (26-27).

Gregg Popovich overtook Rick Adelman and broke on the 8th place on the coaches list with the highest number of wins. The famous head coach of the Texas franchise recorded a result that will be remembered for all time, reaching the 1043rd victory. San Antonio Spurs won over Utah Jazz last night in AT&T Center with 118:81. The Spurs’ Head Coach, a 66-year-old Gregg Popovich moved to the number 8 spot on the list with most wins and surpassed the former Sacramento Kings coach Adelman. The five-time NBA championship winner with the Spurs and future Hall of Famer is one of the best in the NBA history. “Pop” formed one of the most successful franchises since he took over the charge at San Antonio in 1996.

After the game, Popovich did not wanted to talk too much about his jubilee but spoke about the current period and the game against Utah. He stated he was glad to see his team finished the job early in the game so that he could rest the key players. Popovich also said that the rest Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, and Leonard are getting early in the season will reflect the best when the team will need them most – in the playoffs.



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