The Denver Nuggets played a key part in the blockbuster Dwight Howard trade on Friday night, and though they did not get the perennial All-Star C Dwight Howard, Jeffery Morton of the Denver Stiffs blog suggests the trade fits the team's needs perfectly:
Truth be told, the Nuggets traded a good player with a great work ethic and a reserve guy off the bench who had a very good season last year (Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington respectively) for a 28 year old All-Star swing player who is known for playing great defense and being athletic. The Nuggets have long coveted [Andre Iguodala] ... and seems the Nuggets addressed their perimeter defense "issues".
Meanwhile, Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated also says the trade will bolster a Nuggets defense that ranked No. 19 in the league in the 2011-12 NBA season. But the net results of the trade will not flesh out until the 2012-13 NBA season gets underway.
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