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Denver signs Brandon Goodwin using injury hardship exception


The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Brandon Goodwin using the 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:

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: