Trade rumors: Ranking the Rockets top-9 trade partners

General Manager Rafael Stone of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
General Manager Rafael Stone of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets trade partner rankings: 3. Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets franchise has a very bright future. They have a young stud in Nikola Jokic, some high-ceiling young players and role players, and a pretty good draft situation, especially for a contender.

If they want to make a push for a title sooner rather than later though, fans could see them making a trade sometime in the near future. Luckily for the Rockets, the Nuggets are one of the teams they have expressed interest in trading with.

In addition to having one of the better draft situations on this list, they also have a handful of exciting players they could offer. Michael Porter Jr. is the obvious standout as far as young players go, though the likelihood of him being moved is questionable at best. His ceiling being what it is, he must be considered in any trade discussions.

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Aside from Porter Jr., Gary Harris provides a reliable enough role player and Bol Bol is a young player with some decent potential and an unconventional stature. JaMychal Green and Will Barton are both 30 years old but have proven themselves to be contributing role players if the Rockets were interested.

Really, Porter Jr. is what puts the Nuggets this high on the list. The other assets give the team a nicely bolstered floor to stand on in terms of trade, but Porter Jr. has enough potential to separate Denver from other organizations interested in trading with the Rockets.

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