The way newly hired general manager Tim Connelly sees things, Denver already has a young player on the bench who can instantly step in and step up.
That's why he will consider all options with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Connelly fully believes that Quincy Miller, a little-used forward last season, could be just the player to give the Nuggets a lift following a year in which the team won a franchise-most 57 games, only to bow out in the first round of the playoffs.
As it stands, the Nuggets are already one of the youngest teams in the league. They're heading into the draft with not only a fresh GM, but a new head coach after Brian Shaw was recently brought on board to replace George Karl.
And any pick they do indeed make may be with this in mind: Andre Iguodala, the team's top perimeter defender, opted out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent. There's no guarantee of his return.
Just in case, the Nuggets could be looking...