Denver bringing back Brandon Goodwin on 2-way deal
Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Denver Nuggets are signing G League Memphis guard Brandon Goodwin to a two-way NBA contract. Goodwin was with the Nuggets prior to team signing Nick Young this week.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 16, 2018
Goodwin previously signed with the Nuggets on November 29 after the team was granted with an injury hardship relief exception by the league. However, he was released on December 10 after Denver signed veteran guard Nick Young. The 6-foot-2 guard did not appear in any games in his first stint with the Nuggets, but looks like he may get another shot here.
Goodwin went undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, but was given a look by the Memphis Grizzlies, when they signed him for training camp back in September. However, he did not make the final roster cut for the Grizzlies and was sent to their G-League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle.
In his stint with the Hustle, Goodwin certainly showcased what he is capable of. In 10 games, he averaged 23.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 steals, and shot over 50 percent from the field.
After not getting a chance to play in Denver, and eventually getting waived, he returned to the G-League with the Hustle. Luckily for him, it only took six days for the Nuggets to consider bringing him back on this two-way contract.
The Nuggets are missing some key rotation pieces, and that is perhaps the reason why they gave Goodwin another chance.
Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether they will give Goodwin the chance to show what he can do on the actual NBA stage. Fringe NBA players like Goodwin only get so many chances to prove that they belong in the NBA. Hopefully, he’ll be able to run away with this one.