Expendable difference-maker: Justin Holiday
As one of the deepest teams in the NBA, the Denver Nuggets strength, and one of the biggest reasons why they won the NBA Championship last season, it's hard to pinpoint a key contributor that is viewed as expendable. However, I can't help but wonder if there's another team out there that can benefit from having Justin Holiday on their roster. Holiday operates as a backup guard and wing for the Nuggets but is only averaging 14.5 minutes per game in 12 appearances this season.
Curiously, Holiday is having an extremely efficient offensive season thus far. In the 12 games he's played in, Holiday is averaging five points per game on 58 percent shooting from the field and 52 percent shooting from 3-point range. With the way he's played this season, you can't help but wonder if he could play a bigger role for a contender.
It'd be shocking if the Nuggets made a trade at the deadline that would hurt their depth but if there is one player that could be on the move and Denver would hardly feel it (mostly because of how deep they are), it's probably Holiday.