Nuggets Podcast: Breaking down Bol Bol trade, DeMarcus Cousins’ likely signing and Michael Porter Jr.’s state of mind

In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, beat writer Mike Singer and deputy sports editor Matt Schubert discuss what’s been a newsy few days in the world of the Denver Nuggets. Among the topics discussed:

  • The Nuggets traded forward Bol Bol to the Detroit Pistons for wing Rodney McGruder and a second round pick. Why did the franchise decide to cut bait now? Was this just not the right situation for Bol to thrive? Why was he never able to consistently crack head coach Michael Malone’s rotations? How long was the idea of trading Bol in the works? And was this a good enough return for a player with plenty of promise but little results to back it up?
  • Mercurial veteran post DeMarcus Cousins is on the verge of agreeing to a 10-day contract with the Nuggets. Is this a gamble worth taking for a team currently lacking post depth? What are the chances this works, given Malone’s previous history with Cousins? How should we expect him to be used in Malone’s rotations?
  • Michael Porter Jr. rejoined the team for a couple of days during their recent Texas road swing. How did the young forward look a month removed from his third back surgery? What are the chances either he or Jamal Murray is back on the court by the end of the season?
  • JaMychal Green posted back-to-back productive games after being moved into the starting rotation (by necessity). Is it possible starting JaMychal and bringing Jeff Green off the bench is the best option for the Nuggets?

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