The Nuggets can decline Nikola Jokic‘s team option, make him a restricted free agent and secure their franchise player long-term this summer.
The catch: Giving Jokic a big raise would vault Denver into the luxury tax next season.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
If Wilson Chandler exercises his $12,800,562 player option, he could join Faried and Arthur on the trade block – though at least Chandler carries value given the scarcity of wings
Arthur barely played last season, and when he did, he didn’t show much. His defense especially appeared declined. At age 30, his productive days might be behind him.
Perhaps, his expiring contract will help facilitate a trade. The Nuggets could attach a sweetener to dump or him. Or, if it comes to it, Denver might even stretch him.