5 Questions the Denver Nuggets Must Answer This Offseason

5 Questions the Denver Nuggets Must Answer This Offseason

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The Denver Nuggets were in a position the team was not accustomed to being in: Being out of the postseason party. Player-coach strife, injuries and a massive change in philosophy led to the Nuggets being lottery bound. So what will Denver have to do to re-join the postseason party next season? Let's find out.

5. To Trade Or Not To Trade Ty Lawson?

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5. To Trade Or Not To Trade Ty Lawson?

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets
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A bulk of the Nuggets' struggles in 2013-14 stemmed from the fact that their star point guard was not on the floor. Ty Lawson is the player who makes the Denver offense go, but it is being rumored that Lawson is not very happy in Denver. This may lead to the front office deciding whether or not it is best to trade Lawson now or wait.

4. Will Kenneth Faried Stay A Nugget?

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4. Will Kenneth Faried Stay A Nugget?

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets
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Even more of an important issue for Denver this offseason is the contract status of Kenneth Faried, who will enter the final year of his rookie deal next season. The Nuggets front-office must decide if the "manimal" is worth a big contract extension.

3. Will Denver Move Wilson Chandler?

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3. Will Denver Move Wilson Chandler?

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Wilson Chandler is the heart and soul of the Nuggets. But it seems like the Nuggets are ready to press the reset button and re-build. And if that happens, Chandler will almost certainly be one of the veterans to be sacrificed.

2. Will Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee Be Traded?

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2. Will Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee Be Traded?

Danilo Gallinari, JaVale McGee, Denver Nuggets
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It would be wise for the Nuggets to shop either McGee or Gallinari in the offseason. Gallinari is a fine player, but he gets hurt often and McGee does not have the basketball maturity to be the forward the Nuggets want him to be. This is one case of addition by subtracting, and the Nuggets would be better off.

1. Is Brian Shaw On The Hot Seat?

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1. Is Brian Shaw On The Hot Seat?

Brian Shaw, Denver Nuggets
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Nuggets coach Brian Shaw had a trying 2013-14 season, his first season as a head coach. He battled with Andre Miller, which led to the guard being shipped to Washington, and his defense first philosophy never meshed with the talent he had at his disposal. Shaw will be under pressure next season to get the team back to the playoffs, and if he can't deliver, look for Shaw to be out of a job next year.

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