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Hello everyone I'm -- Sparage with -- another edition of on the clock the Denver Nuggets have the 22 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft. And help -- break down what the Nuggets plan to do. Let's bring in Benjamin Hochman who cover the team for the Denver Post and bench for the Nuggets seem to play their best basketball once Carmelo Anthony was shipped to the mix. But they still lost the first rather play out so are they better off without -- Well player and they really had their say in the matter Carmelo that the war they want about the kind of help them opt for that. Had to make to deal so I I think -- a perfect world -- NBA people they'd be better off superstar player. But the fact is that Nuggets were really good team and there all the sound silly that they could -- about team basketball. But the fact is they were. When -- defense together and they're passing the ball well under orders to -- higher -- -- that we lost seven games. To that they've made the traits that they got to deal with what they've they've been here the card they've been dealt to if you will and the fact is they don't have a superstar right now. But you can argue that you know gallon -- has the talent and the amount years -- in his career to become probably an all star caliber player. He's gonna be toward victory next season he averaged about. Fifteen or experience or Nuggets and he's not soft you're talking about a guy who looked kicked in order of course as the outside -- so which are -- -- -- to have more responsibility than nugget. Lineup for years ago. The Nuggets have six players that are now free agents JR Smith Kenyon Martin and Arron Afflalo or three of the six. Which of those guys you think Denver will try to re shot. I'd spoken and it followed him a nugget about Eric follow and it looks like he's going to be packed crowd they loved that guy he's the epitome of -- what you want your coach. Work skeptic loves to play defense and -- ball player so look for him to make some money as a restricted free agent and now also be -- -- league for years to come. -- -- like JR Smith and Kenyon Martin and I think it's too early. -- to say whether or not will be back with Denver knocks meant spoke tour myself -- that the reporters and expressed some frustration during the playoffs and and kind of -- that -- probably look elsewhere. As a free agent he's figured to have. Denver for quite awhile now. And you know every year till this is the year JR -- breakout season this is the year and he just seemed to be that -- thirteen fourteen per game guy. Off the bench players occasional -- and so I don't know if -- in the comeback because effective team might benefit from a change -- senior Kenyon -- the coaches loved loved Denver. But he's also in thirty rounds in the type player you would expect that. Sign with a team that I really good chance of winning championships so still a lot of question marks in that regard. By the Nuggets have that 22 pick what's their number one priority going into the draft. I that you don't want predator you to get Baker's -- -- and you look at some of these names that popped up right there on the -- second pick. Perhaps Jordan Williams from Maryland or -- Paris particular seat regatta a lot of -- and under and I in my paper at. You can't you name -- the cats or read I think it is. At Morehead State. Here's the dragons and averaging in double digit rebound the past three seasons yeah Payton and a weaker conference that. China is one of those guys you just talk to scouts about 10 victory to gobble up rebounds he's not much of an offensive threat that when you look at the NBA -- of the greatest rebounder our team has had a lot of culled from these small schools who you look at Ben Wallace. -- rob that are even allowed to scale. Paul Millsap so people think that chemistry can make an impact. In this league on the track in the democratic side marquis that's where it. Art management thanks so much for being witness that it did for this edition of on the clock and for more draft analysis -- blog on the foxsports.com. I'm ready Sparage. Let's look at it.