The Denver Nuggets open training camp with a full 20-man roster. Out of this group, 14 players have full salary protection for the 2016-17 season, while four have partial guarantees and two are under contract with non-guaranteed deals. Here is the breakdown:
Full Salary Protection: Darrell Arthur, Will Barton, Malik Beasley, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari, Gary Harris, Juancho Hernangomez, Nikola Jokic, Mike Miller, Emmanuel Mudiay, Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson, Jusuf Nurkic
Roster Outlook: Unless there is a trade, the Nuggets will keep all of the players with fully guaranteed salaries for 2016-17, which leaves six players to compete for the 15th roster position. Out of the six players, 2015-16 holdovers Sampson and Toupane and newcomer Stokes may be the favorites to win the 15th roster spot due to their performances in the preseason.
2016-17 Salary Cap Outlook: The Nuggets could open the season around $18.7 million below the salary cap and $36 million below the luxury tax line. There is a chance management will try to package a couple players via trade to land a top talent in the NBA at some point during the season.