The Denver Nuggets and free attacker JaMychal Green have agreed on a two-year, $ 15 million contract, a competition source told The Denver Post, bolstering their frontcourt following Jerami Grant’s departure to Detroit.
The deal can’t go official until Sunday, when contracts can be signed.
In Denver, which has taken an interest in him in the past, Green will play a significant role, and possibly even a starting role.
Green, 30, was with the Los Angeles Clippers for two seasons, averaging 7.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. One of the blows to Grant was his reluctance to let the glass break hard. That is not the case with Green.
The versatile 6-foot-8 forward is also a career 37.5% 3-point shooter.
Green played nearly 20 minutes per game in the semi-finals of the Clippers’ Western Conference against the Nuggets in the ‘Bubble’.
His addition provides depth and experience to a Denver frontcourt who had already lost two key pieces in free agency. Grant left the Nuggets for a three-year $ 60 million deal to Detroit, while backup center Mason Plumlee also went to Detroit.
It’s unclear what the addition of Green means for veteran free agent Paul Millsap, who was waiting to see how the market developed at the start of the free agency, according to a source in the competition.