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Report: Nuggets talking Chandler for Warriors No. 7 pick

Jun 27, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

Wilson Chandler, Kobe Bryant AP

And as the draft nears, the rumors are flying fast and furious.

On that passes the smell test is this from Chris Broussard of ESPN on twitter:

Lots of teams calling Denver to trade for Nuggets’ young players. 1 of several moves being discussed: Wilson Chandler to G State for 7th pick

Wilson Chandler could fit with Golden State playing the three — if he is fully back from the hip surgery he had that ended his last season. He’s a quality small forward who can hit the three and defend. If this went through, Golden State’s starting lineup would be Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Chandler, David Lee and Andrew Bogut. If that lineup stays healthy (there are questions) and if the guys who have been injured can return to near former form, that’s a pretty good starting five.

As for Denver, they can get another quality young player at 7 — Dion Waiters, roll the dice on Andre Drummond, maybe Jeremy Lamb — who George Karl can coach up.

It may not be this move, but don’t be shocked if Denver makes a move and if Golden State jumps out of the No. 7 spot.

  1. chrism516 - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Wilson Chandler is worth the #7 pick? Get a clue.

  2. zblott - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Good idea, Warriors. Trade the #7 pick in a fairly strong draft for a guy who has played 80 total games over the last 3 seasons due to numerous hip, groin, and ankle injuries. But at least he’s versatile enough to be able to rebound (career 5.2 rpg in 32 min), block shots (career 0.9), and shoot 3’s (career 32% from deep). Definitely sounds like even value for the 7 pick in this draft.

  3. chaser44 - Jun 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I KNOW IT WONT HAPPEN BUT…I would love to see the sixers move Iggy for the #7 overall, if we have to throw in a 2nd rounder or two thats fine. Get the #7 overall and take either drummond or leonard and then take Ross from washington with #15 to replace iggy. Now we have a 3rd big to go with Vuc and Allen and a much better shooter at the 3 to replace iggy.

  4. diabloryno - Jun 27, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Cheese and Rice! the seventh pick in the draft for Chandler?! Some of these GM are incompetent (unfortunately one of them is employed by my team, Timberwolves).

  5. higgy5353 - Jun 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM


  6. adzs - Jun 27, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    The only way i do this if i’m Denver is if MKG drops to 7; hes the only guy that could actually make an impact in that range but thats definetly not happening….and thats not even taking into account GSW sending a coveted lottery pick in a deep draft for an oft injured guy on a large contract…weird trade for both teams if it becomes serious…

  7. lakerluver - Jun 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Is it any wonder why franchises like G. State are perennial losers?

  8. mojowheelz - Jun 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    I would love to see Austin Rivers in powder blue.

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