The Nuggets are 16-14 in conference matchups. Denver ranks fifth in the Western Conference allowing only 107.1 points while holding opponents to 46.7% shooting. The teams square off for the second time this season.
If the Pelicans do make a significant upgrade, it is likely to be at guard. The team has Brandon Ingram and Herb Jones at the forward spots long-term. Plus, Zion Williamson could return this spring, depending on how his fractured right foot heals.
Joel Embiid didn’t exactly play poorly in that first half. He led the Sixers with 18 points and seven rebounds. However, the Pels center opposite him in Willy Hernangomez had probably the best half of his NBA career with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting.