The deal ultimately sent Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers as the core piece of the blockbuster trade. The Nuggets acquired Andre Igoudala from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for sending Arron Afffalo and Al Harrington to the Magic as a part of the deal.
So far, the move to acquire Igoudala has worked in the team’s favor with the veteran fitting in perfectly with head coach George Karl’s coaching style. Igoudala brings improved defense, outside shooting and another player that can handle the fast-paced offense in Denver.
With the Nuggets on the rise in the Western Conference, the team is seemingly on the right track in terms of becoming a legitimate NBA title contender in the near future. One key piece to the puzzle the Nuggets want to bring in via free agency during the off-season in order to continue moving up the standings in the West is sharpshooter Kyle Korver according to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post:
The Nuggets spent an significant amount of time today making sure everyone was on the same page to stop a particularly potent shooter – Atlanta guard Kyle Korver.
He is the NBA’s deadliest 3-point shooter, nailing 46.2 percent of his tries this season. He is the kind of player the Nuggets would love to have on their roster to bolster an area that has been lacking this season. The Nuggets are 27th in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage.
The signing of Korver makes perfect sense for a team that thrives behind the three-point line. Korver is having arguably one of the best seasons of his career with the Atlanta Hawks averaging 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. As usual, Korver is lights out from distance at 46.2 percent and currently leads the league in that category.