So much for stashing their top pick overseas.
The Denver Nuggets have signed Evan Fournier, the 19-year-old shooting guard from France, who they drafted with the 20th pick.
It was announced on the Denver Nuggets website on Wednesday.
Fournier will start his career with the Nuggets at the Vegas Summer League, which starts on Saturday against Golden State. There was some issues with Fournier playing at the summer league, and one of them may have been the issue with his contract.
Fournier would put Denver’s roster at 15 players, if JaVale McGee re-signs (even without Quincy Miller) and as Jeremy Wagner pointed out this may lead to a trade later down the road or to a player being amnestied (Chris Andersen).
However, very rarely do the Nuggets start the season with 15 players on their roster so no doubt some moves may be made.
Fournier will more than likely start the season in the D-League and there is a slim chance he’ll play for the Nuggets this season.
The Nuggets also announced on Wednesday they have re-signed point guard Andre Miller.