2013 NBA Free Agency: Grading the offseason for the Northwest Division

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After a fast and furious start to the 2013 offseason, we have reached the point where everything has slowed down considerably and we can look back at how each NBA team improved or failed to improve for the 2013-14 season.

There will still be some player movement the rest of the summer, but likely nothing major enough to really make an impact on this offseason.

With that being said, let’s take a look division by division at how each team in the NBA fared this offseason.

May 15, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Nate Robinson (2) fouls Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole (30) during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 94-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Next we look at the Northwest Division.

Denver Nuggets

Players Added

Rookies: G Erick Green, F Joffrey Lauvergne

Free Agents: F/C J.J. Hickson, C Timofey Mozgov (re-signed), G Nate Robinson

Trades: F Darrell Arthur, G Randy Foye

Players Lost

Free Agents: F Corey Brewer

Trades: G/F Andre Iguodala, C Kosta Koufos

Waived: None

Fresh off a very good regular season and disappointing first-round playoff exit, the Denver Nuggets are heading in the wrong direction.

Perhaps the biggest loss came in the front office and coaching staff where Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri ended up in Toronto; his right-hand man Pete D’Alessandro became the Sacramento Kings general manager; and the team didn’t re-sign Coach of the Year George Karl.

Add to that that Andre Iguodala bolted for Golden State and it has been a bad offseason for the Nuggets.

Hey added some depth pieces in Hickson, Robinson, Foye and Arthur which should strengthen the bench and the hiring of Brian Shaw as head coach was a good one, but this Nuggets franchise lost a lot.

Grade: D-

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