Jerami Grant Opting Out, Will Become Free Agent

As expected, Nuggets forward Jerami Grant is declining his player option for the 2020/21 season and will become an unrestricted free agent, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

A report back in September indicated that Grant was expected to opt out of the final year of his contract with Denver, since he was a candidate to receive offers in the in the range of $14-16MM per year on the open market. His option was worth $9.35MM.

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Mike Singer of The Denver Post, who reported in October that Grant is expected to receive interest from the Pistons, Suns, and Hawks, said today (via Twitter) that the Nuggets remain confident about re-signing the veteran forward. Singer thinks that a deal in the range of $13.5-15MM annually might get it done.

Grant averaged 12.0 PPG and 3.5 RPG on .478/.389/.750 shooting in 71 games (26.6 MPG) for the Nuggets in 2019/20 and became a full-time starter in the postseason as the team made a run to the Western Conference Finals. His outside shooting ability and defensive versatility will make him one of this offseason’s most popular free agents.

For a full breakdown of this fall’s player option decisions, be sure to check out our tracker.

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