The Denver Nuggets keep trading their first round draft picks.

In the past three years the Denver Nuggets have traded away their first round draft picks and ended up with nothing in return. In the 06 draft the Nuggets traded away their #20 selection in the Kenyon Martin trade via nets & raptors in the jalen rose trade went to the knicks who selected Renaldo Balkman remember though that Rajon Rondo was still on the board. In the 07 draft the Nuggets traded away the #21 selection in the Allen Iverson trade via sixers via heat who selected Daequan Cook. In the 08 draft this year the nuggets traded the #20 selection to the bobcats who selected Alexis Ajinca but remember though that Mario Chalmers a point guard that the Nuggets desperately need was still on board. And this is just the past three drafts. Not to mention that they traded away the #10 pick in the 1996 draft, #5 pick in the 1999 draft, the #10 pick in the 2000 draft, and the #11 pick in the 2001 draft. They also have many draft busts taking Nikoloz Tskitishvili with the #5 pick in the 02 draft over guys like Amare Stoudemire and Caron Butler. And taking Raef LaFrentz  with the #3 pick in the 1998 draft over Paul Pierce (who many predicted them to take in mock drafts ) and Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, and Antawn Jamison.

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~ by Travis on July 12, 2008.

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