Nuggets to trade Weems for Bucks’ Malik Allen |

Nuggets to trade Weems for Bucks’ Malik Allen

Benjamin Hochman
The Denver Post

The Nuggets are planning to acquire veteran power forward Malik Allen in a trade with Bucks for Sonny Weems and Walter Sharpe, an NBA source said Tuesday afternoon. The trade will likely become official later in the week, sending away Weems, Denver’s lone 2008 draft pick, after a year of stagnant development.

The 6-foot-10 Allen averaged 3.2 points off the bench for Milwaukee last season, playing in 49 games. He has been in the league since 2001, with a career average of 5.4 points per game. With question marks surrounding Steven Hunter – and Johan Petro yet to be re-signed – Denver’s only other reserve low-post player is Chris Andersen.

Denver had high hopes for the athletic Weems, but he missed training camp with injuries and struggled during the recent summer league, playing inconsistently with a rusty shooting touch.

“Sonny is an athletic player that’s got to learn how to play basketball,” Nuggets coach George Karl told the Post during the summer league.

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