July 17, 2024

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Could Nuggets realistically draft one of CU Buffs’ prospects?

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Denver’s NBA team might’ve featured only one more first-round draft pick in its ideal 2023-24 starting lineup than the college squad up the road.

Four of the Nuggets’ five starters were former first-rounders (Nikola Jokic really holds them back), while the University of Colorado men’s basketball team often played a lineup with at least two future first-rounders. Perhaps as many as three.

The exact number be determined June 26, the first day of the 2024 NBA Draft. So will the fate of Denver’s No. 28 overall pick. Could the Nuggets draft one of the three Buffs? And if so, which CU prospect is the best fit and most likely to remain in-state: Cody Williams, Tristan da Silva or KJ Simpson?

Cody Williams

Measurements: 6-7, 178-pound small forward

2023-24 stats: 11.9 points, 3.0…

Bennett Durando

2024-06-13 13:18:12

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