This weekend, Nate Timmons of SB Nation Denver Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs got to control the Nuggets' draft when the SB Nation team NBA bloggers got together to stage a mock draft. With the pick, Timmons picked St. Bonaventure power forward Andrew Nicholson, a sure-fire first rounder who was one of the best players in college basketball last season.
Here's Timmons on the rationale behind the pick:
Denver is in need of a stretch big man and Nicholson's game fits in perfectly. The youth movement continues for the Nuggets and the deep team fills a need to play next to Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee. And Al Harrington gets a chance to teach his clone.
Although Denver has a young frontcourt that goes two deep at both positions, the idea of Denver picking a "stretch four" to eventually replace Harrington has been a popular one in recent mock drafts.
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