The Denver Nuggets are signing power forward JaMychal Green to a two-year contract.
After losing forward Jerami Grant to the Detroit Pistons in free agency, the Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement to sign power forward JaMychal Green.
According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Green will receive a two-year, $15 million contact from the Nuggets, with a player option for the 2021-22 season.
As Denver had to sign Green to said contract using their mid-level exception, he’ll be their biggest free agent signing — at least in terms of contract value — barring the return of Paul Millsap.
Green, who went undrafted in 2012, has been in the league since 2014. The 30-year-old has career averages of 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 37.4% from 3-point range over the course of six seasons.
While possessing decent guard skills and finishing ability inside, Green will likely be a stretch-four or stretch-five that can still crash the glass for Denver at 6’9” and 227 pounds. Defensively, he has the fluidity and athleticism to step out and guard players on the perimeter, making him a decent replacement for Grant.
That said, Green is more capable of guarding larger players than Grant, and Grant was more capable of guarding smaller player than Green will be.
Green can either start or come off the bench for the Nuggets, likely meaning there’s going to be a legitimate competition for at least one starting spot in training camp.
Still, Green appears to be just a short-term solution.