Report: Nuggets sign Jameer Nelson, Nikola Jokic
I thought Jameer Nelson declined his $2.85 million player option to find a better team, even if that likely meant giving up money to leave the Nuggets.
Turns out, they’ll pay more to keep him in Denver.
Marc Stein of ESPN:
ESPN sources say that the Nuggets have already quietly filed two contracts with the league, striking deals with Jameer Nelson & Nikola Jokic— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 13, 2015
ESPN sources say Jameer Nelson has landed three-year, $13.5M from Denver, while Jokic (2014 second-rounder) gets four-year deal worth $5.5M— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 13, 2015
The Nuggets don’t have to trade Lawson because of the 33-year-old Nelson, but adding another point guard to the roster certainly doesn’t reduced a desire to deal that already exists.
I really like the addition of Jokic, whom the Nuggets drafted No. 41 in 2014. He’s a strong center who has played well overseas and in summer league. That’s a great value for him.