Nuggets ‘likely’ to move Bones Hyland at 2023 NBA trade deadline, per report
The Denver Nuggets are currently the best team in the Western Conference, but they could still make some changes to the roster before the next NBA trade deadline on Feb. 9. Nuggets second-year guard Bones Hyland is one of the players “likely” to be moved, according to Marc Stein. On the season, Hyland is averaging 12.1 points, three assists and two rebounds in 19.5 minutes off the bench for Denver. He was recently named a participant in the Rising Stars Game for the second season in a row.
Hyland has a lot of potential as a player moving forward, but as a team firmly in winning mode now, Denver may have concerns about their lack of consistency at both ends of the court. With Jamal Murray now healthy and Bruce Brown in place as a reserve guard, it’s fair to wonder how much Hyland would even play in the playoffs.
If Denver decides to leave Hyland, the young guard will not be angry. In fact, he’s open to a trade if it would lead to a bigger role elsewhere, according to TNT’s Chris Haynes. When he recently reacted to hearing his name crop up in trade rumors, Hyland seemed pretty indifferent.
“I don’t care. I don’t mind at all,” Hyland said after being mentioned in trade rumours. “I don’t pay attention to it. Whatever happens, happens. … I really don’t care. I’m not one to overthink anything. bottom of the world. I know I will be good no matter what.
One team interested in Hyland is the Minnesota Timberwolves, per Shams Charania. Other suitors are likely to emerge in the coming days before the deadline. As a young guard with a seemingly high upside, Hyland could prove to be one of the most intriguing players available in the league.