The Nuggets acquired the draft rights to Sonny Weems from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for a future second round pick during a draft night trade on June 26. Weems, a 6-6 guard who spent the past two seasons at the University of Arkansas, was a First Team All-SEC performer in 2007-08 after averaging 15.0 ppg and 4.5 rpg as a senior. To learn more about the transaction, CLICK HERE.

The Nuggets traded the the 20th overall selection in the 2008 NBA Draft to the Charlotte Bobcats on June 25. In return, Denver will receive a future protected first round draft pick from Charlotte. For the second-straight year, the Nuggets will enter this year's draft with no picks of their own. For more information about the pre-draft trade, CLICK HERE.

The Nuggets have begun holding individual workouts at the Pepsi Center as a part of their preparation for the 2008 NBA Draft. Individual player workouts are a huge part of the overall evaluation process each and every year. And like usual, Nuggets.com has had a chance to sit down and talk with some of the draft prospects that attended the workouts.
  • June 10: Ty Lawson (Univ. of North Carolina)
  • June 8: Shan Foster (Vanderbilt Univ.) and Mario Chalmers (Univ. of Kansas)
  • June 7: Ryan Anderson (Univ. of California)
  • Sitting at the 20th spot in this year's draft, the Nuggets are in a great position to land a solid player that will contribute to the team for many years to come. Listed below is a positional breakdown of just a few prospects that Denver may be considering with this year's pick:
    Point GuardsShooting GuardsSmall ForwardsPower ForwardsCenters

    WITH THE 20th PICK . . .
    2007Jason Smith (Colorado St.)MIA
    2006Renaldo Balkman (S. Carolina)NY
    2005Julius Hodge (NC State)DEN
    2004Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph's)DEN
    2003Dahntay Jones (Duke)BOS
    2002Kareem Rush (Missouri)TOR
    2001Brendan Haywood (N. Carolina)CLE
    2000Speedy Claxton (Hofstra)PHI
    1999Dion Glover (Georgia Tech)ATL
    1998Roshown McLeod (Duke)ATL
    1997Paul Grant (Wisconsin)MIN
    1996Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Lith.)CLE
    1995Jason Caffey (Alabama)CHI
    1994B.J. Tyler (Texas)PHI
    1993Scott Burrell (UConn)CHA
    1992Hubert Davis (N. Carolina)NY
    1991John Turner (Phillips)HOU
    1990Gerald Glass (Mississippi)MIN
    1989Jeff Sanders (GA Southern)CHI
    1988Kevin Edwards (DePaul)MIA
    1987Jim Farmer (Alabama)DAL
    1986Buck Johnson (Alabama)HOU
    1985Sam Vincent (Mich. State)BOS
    1984Tony Campbell (Ohio State)DET
    1983Roy Hinson (Rutgers)CLE
    1982Paul Pressey (Tulsa)MIL
    1981Larry Nance (Clemson)PHX
    1980Bill Hanzlik (Notre Dame)SEA
    1979Larry Knight (Loyola-IL)UTA
    NBA Draft History | Nuggets Draft History


    NBATV: Nuggets 2008 Draft Preview

    2008 DRAFT ORDER
    First Round
    1.) Chicago Bulls -- Derrick Rose (Memphis)
    2.) Miami Heat -- Michael Beasley (Kansas State)
    3.) Minnesota Timberwolves -- O.J. Mayo (Southern California)
    4.) Seattle SuperSonics -- Russell Westbrook (UCLA)
    5.) Memphis Grizzlies -- Kevin Love (UCLA)
    6.) New York Knicks -- Danilo Gallinari (Italy)
    7.) Los Angeles Clippers -- Eric Gordon (Indiana)
    8.) Milwaukee Bucks -- Joe Alexander (West Virginia)
    9.) Charlotte Bobcats -- D.J. Augustin (Texas)
    10.) New Jersey Nets -- Brook Lopez (Stanford)
    11.) Indiana Pacers -- Jerryd Bayless (Arizona)
    12.) Sacramento Kings -- Jason Thompson (Rider)
    13.) Portland Trail Blazers -- Brandon Rush (Kansas)
    14.) Golden State Warriors -- Anthony Randolph (Louisiana State)
    15.) Phoenix Suns -- Robin Lopez (Stanford)
    16.) Philadelphia 76ers -- Marreese Speights (Florida)
    17.) Toronto Raptors -- Roy Hibbert (Georgetown)
    18.) Washington Wizards -- JaVale McGee (Nevada)
    19.) Cleveland Cavaliers -- J.J. Hickson (NC State)
    20.) Charlotte Bobcats -- Alexis Ajinca (France)
    21.) New Jersey Nets -- Ryan Anderson (California)
    22.) Orlando Magic -- Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky)
    23.) Utah Jazz -- Kosta Koufos (Ohio State)
    24.) Seattle SuperSonics -- Serge Ibaka (Congo)
    25.) Houston Rockets -- Nicolas Batum (France)
    26.) San Antonio Spurs -- George Hill (IUPUI)
    27.) New Orleans Hornets -- Darrell Arthur (Kansas)
    28.) Memphis Grizzlies -- Donte Greene (Syracuse)
    29.) Detroit Pistons -- D.J. White (Indiana)
    30.) Boston Celtics -- J.R. Giddens (New Mexico)
    Second Round
    31.) Minnesota Timberwolves -- Nikola Pekovic (Serbia)
    32.) Seattle SuperSonics -- Walter Sharpe (UAB)
    33.) Portland Trail Blazers -- Joey Dorsey (Memphis)
    34.) Minnesota Timberwolves -- Mario Chalmers (Kansas)
    35.) Los Angeles Clippers -- DeAndre Jordan (Texas A&M)
    36.) Portland Trail Blazers -- Omer Asik (Turkey)
    37.) Milwaukee Bucks -- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (UCLA)
    38.) Charlotte Bobcats -- Kyle Weaver (Washington State)
    39.) Chicago Bulls -- Sonny Weems (Arkansas)
    40.) New Jersey Nets -- Chris Douglas-Roberts (Memphis)
    41.) Indiana Pacers -- Nathan Jawai (Australia)
    42.) Sacramento Kings -- Sean Singletary (Virginia)
    43.) Sacramento Kings -- Patrick Ewing Jr. (Georgetown)
    44.) Utah Jazz -- Ante Tomic (Croatia)
    45.) San Antonio Spurs -- Goran Dragic (Slovenia)
    46.) Seattle SuperSonics -- Trent Plaisted (BYU)
    47.) Washington Wizards -- Bill Walker (Kansas State)
    48.) Phoenix Suns -- Malik Hairston (Oregon)
    49.) Golden State Warriors -- Richard Hendrix (Alabama)
    50.) Seattle SuperSonics -- DeVon Hardin (California)
    51.) Dallas Mavericks -- Shan Foster (Vanderbilt)
    52.) Miami Heat -- Darnell Jackson (Kansas)
    53.) Utah Jazz -- Tadija Dragicevic (Serbia)
    54.) Houston Rockets -- Maarty Leunen (Oregon)
    55.) Portland Trail Blazers -- Mike Taylor (Idaho Stampede)
    56.) Seattle SuperSonics -- Sasha Kaun (Kansas)
    57.) San Antonio Spurs -- James Gist (Maryland)
    58.) Los Angeles Lakers -- Joe Crawford (Kentucky)
    59.) Detroit Pistons -- Deron Washington (Virginia Tech)
    60.) Boston Celtics -- Semih Erden (Turkey)