11th in West
Logically speaking, the Nuggets should be sellers at the deadline. They're five games back of the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference at the All-Star break, and ESPN's Basketball Power Index simulations project Denver reaching the postseason just 3.8 percent of the time.
Nonetheless, ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz and Marc Stein reported last week that the Nuggets are among the teams "most aggressive in looking to acquire a veteran difference-maker." Denver has an intriguing mix of established veterans, young talent and draft picks that could make the Nuggets a match for teams with various goals in trades.