Denver Nuggets re-sign Jamychal Green on two-year deal

Denver Nuggets, JaMychal Green (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets, JaMychal Green (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a two-year deal with JaMychal Green worth $17 million that see’s him returning to the Nuggets, per Shams Charania. Making it the second player to re-sign with the team to begin the 2021 NBA free-agency – the other being Will Barton.

Green had a solid season for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 8.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. Green was impressive for Denver coming off the bench, operating as a prototypical 3-and-D wing, as he shot 39.9% from deep on 3.4 attempts per game. Green opted out of his $7.6 million player option in late July, entering unrestricted free agency as a result.

Green, is entering his ninth season in the NBA, and has earned the reputation of a respectable defender, and is likely to fulfill a similar role to that of Jae Crowder in Phonix. By re-signing both Will Barton and Green, the Nuggets front office is showing its desire to run it back with a similar roster construction as last season, with the hope that a fully healthy roster can contend against the best team in the Western Conference.

The Denver Nuggets were one of the league’s best teams last year until their season got derailed by a series of injuries, most notably Jamal Murray’s season-ending knee injury.

According to the Denver Post, the second year of Green’s contract is a player option, which gives him an “out” if he fails to earn a more significant role this season.

Green who is considerably young the Paul Millsap will be hoping to earn a bigger role within the team’s system this season, after splitting minutes with the veteran forward towards the latter part of the season.

As is normal with deals announced this early, nothing can be finalized until Friday.