NBA Rumors: 2 Teams Linked To Bones Hyland; Has “Friction” With Coaches

We heard earlier this week that the Denver Nuggets are seeking offers for their dynamic second-year guard Bones Hyland. Now we're getting more details, including two teams who've expressed interest.

With concerns about his defense, and tension with the coaching staff, NBA Insider Marc Stein concluded today on his #thisleague podcast, about Hyland: "It really seems like he's on the move." His podcast partner Chris Haynes had even more intel to offer:

There's some friction between Bones Hyland and the coaching staff... They're going to start engaging on dialogue... There's a handful of teams who have registered interest. And among those, two teams I know for sure, is Minnesota (Timberwolves) and Charlotte (Hornets).  

"He is very open to being traded, for a larger role" elsewhere, said Haynes. 

And if they needed any more incentive to move Hyland, Haynes opines that Denver is really looking to get rookie Christian Braun more minutes. The 6'7" shooting guard was the Nuggets' 21st overall pick in the 2022 Draft, and has only been getting 13.7 minutes per game thus far in his debut season, while scoring 3.7 points. 

Haynes wonders about the chances of the T-Wolves being able to land Hyland, as the Nuggets are still not happy with the way Minnesota poached their top executive, Tim Connelly last summer. 

Hyland, the 21st pick in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Nuggets, is averaging 12.1 points and 3.0 assists, along with shooting 37.8% from downtown. 

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