The Denver Nuggets have been among the early top spenders in this year’s NBA Free Agency period. After coming to terms with Nikola Jokic on a supermax deal, they have found his newest backup at the center position.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Nuggets have reached an agreement on a deal with DeAndre Jordan.

The Denver Post’s Mike Singer further adds that the deal between the Nuggets and Jordan is a mere one-year, veteran minimum agreement.

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Jordan joins the Nuggets following a roller-coaster 2021-2022 campaign. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a free agent contract ahead of the season, and he wound up being waived in March.

The Philadelphia 76ers then decided to sign Jordan ahead of the start of the NBA playoffs to bolster their depth at the center position. He featured in three total games in the 76ers’ playoff run, as head coach Doc Rivers leaned toward small-ball lineups over the opening two rounds.

Jordan is currently slated to be Jokic’s main backup at center, which comes following a season where the likes of DeMarcus Cousins and JaMychal Green were slotted into this role. Cousins remains a free agent, while the Nuggets opted to ship off Green to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this month.

In the big picture, it will be noteworthy to see on just how Nuggets head coach Michael Malone plans to utilize Jordan in the team’s high-octane offensive system.