The Denver Nuggets are a contender right now. They are first in the Western Conference by a full five games 

have the two-time defending MVP en route to a third trophy,

And the core of the team around him is locked up for multiple seasons

This team will be good for years to come.

what the Nuggets do need to focus on this offseason is rebuilding the back half of the rotation.

A number of bench players will be free agents this summer,

And Denver will need to decide who to bring back and when to look at outside players.

They will be well over the cap and almost certainly into the luxury tax

That means the most they will have to offer will be the Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception

currently estimated to start at $6.8 million

Which pending free agents could be options at that price point? Let’s look at five options the Nuggets could sign this summer