The Nuggets just have way too much salary, and now they are thinking ahead to when AI expires and the FA sweeps begin. They already let Najera go for nothing in free agency.
And yes they are pretty much giving up on being competitive in the meantime.
This is definitely brutal. You'd have to think that Camby would be one guy that would be very tradable. Could they not find anyone to take JR Smith for nothing? What a mess.