Nuggets agree to training camp deal with Xavier Silas
With the roster spots quickly filling up, it seems that the Denver Nuggets are looking to reinforce their guard rotation by agreeing to a training camp deal with guard Xavier Silas.
Guard Xavier Silas has agreed to a training camp deal with the Denver Nuggets, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 17, 2018
Silas went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft, the 30-year-old has bounced around with short stints in the NBA, G League, and the international scene for years. He gets another chance at a roster spot for an already guard-heavy Nuggets roster.
In two games during the 2011-12 season for the Philadelphia 76ers, he managed to average 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. He hasn’t gotten a sniff of a regular NBA season since then. After the conclusion of the G League season, the Boston Celtics signed him to a 10-day contract in the 2017-18 season.
Interestingly, Silas has BIG3 experience aside from the other professional leagues. He was drafted as the fourth overall pick in the inaugural draft by Tri State. He was soon traded to the Ball Hogs after three games.
On a different note, the Nuggets feature an already impressive collection of guards in Jamal Murray, Garry Harris, Will Barton, and former All-star Isaiah Thomas.
As the season nears, it would be fascinating to know how this collection of talent, spearheaded by the big man duo of Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap, would click altogether.
Finishing ninth in the Western Conference last season, the Nuggets came really close to finally making a playoff appearance. With the core team still together along with their new acquisitions, only time will tell if they will go the distance this time.