According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. The Denver Nuggets are trading up to the 22nd overall pick to select DaRon Holmes.

Holmes clearly was Denver’s target from the get go. There were rumors that the Nuggets made a promise to Holmes and he turned down several workouts towards the end of the month. In return the Nuggets will send their 28th overall pick, the 56th overall pick and two future second round picks. One of the teams Holmes turned down for a workout was the Milwaukee Bucks who have the 23rd overall pick in the draft. Obviously Denver felt like they needed to get up in front of the Bucks to ensure Holmes ended up in the Mile High City.

Ultimately this trade costs Denver very little, three second round picks is basically three lottery tickets with very long odds. While there certainly are gems that can be found in the second round, and Denver has the greatest second round pick of all time in Nikola Jokic, the development curve is generally long for these picks and the Nuggets are in win now mode. In Holmes they get a player who appears ready to step in as a reserve big right away and has the potential to develop into a long term piece who can spell Jokic at center, or play next to him as a power forward. Our own Gordon Gross broke down Holmes game in a player profile last week.

Personally I love the move. Not only was Holmes my top pick for the Nuggets in this draft, I love how Denver was aggressive in getting their guy. Similar to Peyton Watson and Jalen Pickett, when Calvin Booth sets his site on a guy he makes sure he gets him. The trade in all likelihood means Denver is done with the draft (though anything can happen) and will now turn their attention to free agency and the massive decision on whether to retain Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.