Denver signs Brandon Goodwin using injury hardship exception
The signing was announced by Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly, as reported through nba.com.
The franchise announced the good news via Twitter, and at the same time, welcomed their new player:
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 29, 2018
Goodwin, who stands 6-foot-2, played in the G-League for the Memphis Hustle before signing with the Nuggets. Through nine games, he logged in 23.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.67 steals in 33.7 minutes per contest. He also shot 53.9 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from downtown.
Prior to turning pro, Goodwin spent his first two seasons at Central Florida before transferring to Florida Gulf Coast. In two seasons with FGCU, he averaged 18.5 points, 5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. He was named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the year for his stellar play.
The Nuggets qualifies for the Injured Player Excepted since they have four players set to miss two weeks or more due to injury. These players are Will Barton, Isaiah Thomas, Michael Porter Jr., and Jarred Vanderbilt. Per NBA rules, once one of the four players are activated, Goodwin will have to go back to the G-League
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old is grateful the opportunity to finally play in basketball’s biggest stage:
So extremely greatful for everyone who has helped me get to this point.
— Brandon Goodwin (@goodysav) November 29, 2018