One week after purchasing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Denver Nuggets agreed that the 29-year-old shooting guard’s contract will be spread over two seasons and for $30 million.
The Colorado franchise sent Will Barton and Mount Morris to Washington Wizards before the opening of July free agency, in exchange for the aforementioned Caldwell-Pope and ish smith.
The Thomaston, Georgia native is coming off a solid season with the US capital team after averaging 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 77 games. It was his first and only season there.
Those numbers represented an improvement over the 9.7 points and 2.7 rebounds recorded the previous year with Los Angeles Lakersstage in which he also had a percentage of 5.3 triple attempts per game, with an effectiveness of 39%.
In nine seasons in the NBA, split between the Wizards, Lakers and Detroit PistonsCaldwell-Pope averaged 11.6 points and 3.1 rebounds on 39% shooting from 3-point range.
The brand-new Nuggets player represents an important reinforcement for Michael Malone’s team, which has last season’s MVP, the Serbian Nikola Jockicin addition to jamal murray and to the eaves Michael Porter Jr. The Nuggets had also confirmed the arrival of center DeAndre Jordan.
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