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Who Nuggets got: Wayne Cooper, Fat Lever, Calvin Natt, a 1984 second-round pick (Willie White), a 1985 first-round pick (Blair Rasmussen)
Who Trail Blazers got: Kiki Vandeweghe
Vandeweghe had just finished the 1983-84 season in which Cheap Blair Rasmussen Jersey he was third in the NBA in scoring at 29.4 points per game, but Denver lost in five games to the Jazz in the first round of the Cheap Fat Lever Jersey playoffs. New team president Vince Boryla traded the popular forward to Portland, drawing the ire of Nuggets fans. Vandeweghe averaged 23.5 points over four-plus seasons with the Trail Blazers before being traded to New York.
In return, Denver received the building blocks that would carry them to success through the ’80s, including an appearance Cheap Kiki Vandeweghe Jersey in the Western Conference Finals in 1985.
Lever emerged as one of the league’s best point guards. By the time he retired, he was fifth all-time in triple-doubles with 43 behind Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird. Natt was an all-star in 1985, averaging 23.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in 78 games. But injuries took a toll afterward — he played just 66 games from 1986-89. Cooper manned Cheap Wayne Cooper Jersey the middle for the Nuggets over the next five seasons, averaging 9.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over 351 games.
Rasmussen spent six seasons in Denver, becoming the full-time starter in 1989. He averaged 10.1 points and 6.0 rebounds in 429 games before being traded to Atlanta in 1991. White played two seasons, averaging 3.7 points off the bench.