The 5 most underrated Nuggets starters from the Jokic era

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JaMychal Green, Denver Nuggets.
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JaMychal Green

Not to be confused with Uncle Jeff, JaMychal Green spent two seasons with the Denver and started 13 games. During the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, he averaged 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds through 125 contests.

At 6-foot-8 and 227 pounds, Green bore an eerie resemblance in build and playstyle to his former teammate Jeff Green. Jeff, also 6-foot-8, weighs in at 235 pounds and serves as a stretch four with good defensive instincts the same way JaMychal does.

Unlike Uncle Jeff, the slightly younger JaMychal left the Nuggets a year before they won it all. Even so, he contested 15 playoff games for Denver during his time there.

In his first season as a Nugget, Green posted 8.1 points per game while nailing 39.9% of his 3-pointers. His ability to space the floor at his size made him an extremely valuable bench piece with starting-caliber upside.

Green proved he could start in the NBA during his time with the Memphis Grizzlies. From 2015 to 2019, Green started 149 games for Memphis and averaged a career-best 10.3 points during the 2017-18 campaign.

If not for the presence of Michael Porter Jr. and Air Gordon, Green would have started many more games for the Nuggets. He played his role as well as anyone and never tried to do too much while playing in Denver’s Jokic-driven offense.