Denver’s Bonds Highland likely to trade mid-season
The Denver Nuggets are expected to clean up the backcourt.
According to Shams Charania, a reporter for 『The Athletic』, Denver’s Bonds Hyland (guard, 188cm, 77kg) said that the trade is likely this time.
There were rumors about Highland’s whereabouts. It was spotted that Hyland had some complaints about his somewhat lesser role in Denver. Denver manager Mike Malone is also hoping to overhaul the backcourt line. Bruce Brown is being considered as a backup guard.
Denver has recently been known to hope to win the nomination through Highland. However, Denver is in good form as of this season. It may be much better to recruit a sense of power as they are challenging the championship rather than the right to be nominated or a prospect right away. What’s clear is that Denver has a Highland trade in mind.
Denver consistently considered when and how to employ Highland. However, the combination with Denver’s signature guard, Jemal Murray, was not good. Although his playing time is relatively inconsistent, sometimes his performance with Murray doesn’t come out as expected. Brown is being considered as a better card. The part where you are accumulating experience right now cannot be overlooked.
Recently, the Minnesota Timberwolves have shown interest. Minnesota needs backcourt reinforcement. Highland could be a good alternative. There is a limit to packing the backcourt with D’Angel and Russell. However, there is Anthony Edwards in Minnesota, so even if Highland joins, it is important whether he can play well with Edwards.
In 42 games this season, Hyland is averaging 12.1 points (.399 .378 .866), 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 19.5 minutes per game. In the eight games he played from late December to mid-January, he stood out by far, but his recent performance was disappointing. In the home game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Rason on the 1st (Korean time), he ran for 4 minutes and 43 seconds and only scored 2 points. 스포츠토토
He is also open to trade. Reporter Chris Haynes of TNT said he was hoping Hyland would do more. In fact, Hyland deleted his team from his SNS and then restored it. It’s clear Hyland isn’t content with continuing his career in Denver right now.