Saturday, August 5, 2006

Nuggets Gonzo For Bonzi?

(FortCollins-CO) The Denver Nuggets have been trying to land shooting guard Bonzi Wells in a sign and trade for the last two weeks. I have been reluctant to report on this because of its rather unlikely nature, but the Nuggets seem to be persistent. The scenario would have to include the trading of Kenyon Martin if the deal were to go down, but I think that this point the Nuggets are going to see what Kenyon can do before letting him go for little in return. Not that Bonzi is chop liver, but if the Kings wanted to deal him for Kenyon Martin, they would of already, capice?

The addition of Bonzi would be nice. Wells averaged 23.2 points in the playoffs against San Antonio. His regular season average was not that high, 13.6 points per game, but his potential is obviously there.

Bonzi would be a great starting shooting guard while J.R. Smith learns the system and matures, especially on the defensive end. Wells is entering his tenth year in the league. The Nuggets are about three million dollars away from the league luxury tax cut off which is going to play a pivotal role in whatever moves they make from now until the start of the season.

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