The Nuggets have made guard Bones Hyland available, and with the deadline a day away, there is no shortage of interest.
Per Mike Singer of the Denver Post, the Timberwolves, Pelicans and Raptors are among those interested. Hoops Wire has learned you can add at least the Hornets and Bulls to that list as well.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets believe they can receive at least a first-round pick as part of a Hyland trade. They are also on the lookout for depth at the shooting guard and small forward spots, sources said.
While it’s not been determined what others may be offering, the Raptors are said to be having trade conversations involving the likes of forward OG Anunoby, guard Fred VanVleet and guard/forward Gary Trent Jr.
The Hornets are having what is believed to be a complete fire sale, and the Timberwolves are said to be exploring trades involving guard D’Angelo Russell. Wolves head of basketball operations Tim Connelly previously held the same position with the Nuggets and drafted Hyland in 2021.
Hyland, 22, is averaging 12.1 points and 3.0 assists, shooting 40 percent from the field and 38 percent on 3-pointers in 42 appearances. He was selected with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Given the “friction” between Hyland and the Nuggets, there is a strong sense he will in fact be traded before Thursday’s 3 p.m. EST deadline.
— Mike Singer (@msinger) February 8, 2023