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Nuggets replace Jerami Grant, gives JaMychal Green 2-year, $15 million deal

It did not take long for the Denver Nuggets to find their replacement for Jerami Grant, who himself opted to sign with the Detroit Pistons. Denver’s newest signing comes in the form of 6-foot-8 power forward JaMychal Green, who has reportedly agreed to a $15 million deal for two years.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news:

There was some real doubt as to Green signing an extension with L.A., with the 30-year-old courted by a number of other teams. True enough, Green decided to jump ship, and will now make his move to Denver.

It is worth noting that Green pocketed $4.7 million last term with the Clippers, and for their part, L.A. was probably looking to re-sign him on a similar deal for next term. With Denver however, Green sees a significant pay rise, with the incoming seventh-year forward expected to earn $7.5 million per season over the next two years. The player option stipulation on his deal means that Green could opt out of his contract for the 2021-22 season and become a free agent.

After losing both Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee over the past few hours, the Nuggets get a bit of a boost with the Green addition. It may not have been the big-name signing some Nuggets supporters were hoping for (there were rumors of a Blake Griffin trade from the Detroit Pistons), but Green should serve as a good frontcourt addition for Denver.

Bringing on Green could be one of several moves the Nuggets will make over the next few days.