Nuggets Notes: Quarantine, Porter, Grant

The Nuggets have completed their 14-day quarantine, Mark Medina of USA Today tweets. The team released a statement on March 19 that an undisclosed member of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. That person is now considered “symptom-free,” Medina adds.

We have more on the Nuggets:

  • Rookie forward Michael Porter Jr. said the suspension of play has allowed his right ankle to fully heal, Mike Singer of the Denver writes. Porter suffered a sprain on January 31 and the injury continued to linger after the All-Star break. Porter has access to a private gym and he’s been working on his game during the suspension of play, Singer adds.
  • Jerami Grant will probably command $15-16MM annually on the open market, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic speculates. Grant is likely to decline his $9.35MM option in order to become an unrestricted free agent. A four-year, $64MM deal sounds reasonable for a player entering the prime of his career, Kosmider adds.
  • Porter is one of 16 NBA players who will compete in the 2K Players Tournament, which begins Friday on ESPN and ESPN2, Joe Nguyen of the Denver Post notes. The Suns’ Devin Booker will be Porter’s first-round opponent.
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2 thoughts on “Nuggets Notes: Quarantine, Porter, Grant

  1. Simmons>Russ

    I’d be hesitant to give Grant 4 years and 64 mil at about 16 mil a year.
    Yes he’s near his prime and has been a good player but this is a weak FA and 16mil is a lot.
    Plus 4 years at PF? Micheal Porter Jr in his rookie season has been playing really well and this deal would clog up the cap space at PF.

    I think Grants should get more like 3 years 39 mil.
    But I’d look at how much Millsap will cost, look at Ibaka, Favours, Morris and Harrell.
    I think Favours and Harrell will probably get around 18-12 mil similar to Grant and both would be better possibly.

    • x%sure

      Millsap seems to get better with age. Hard to compute that with a contract coming up. He shoots better than Porter! Maybe a 2/38?

      Grant has a minus 10 on/off, possibly due to a slow start and playing a lot of SF… if he draws a 4/64 then gone.

      Now they have Keita Diop too, and Vonleh, Bol & Cancar. They may need another center but Grant can’t do that.

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