Nuggets Veteran Forward To Pick Up Option

Having just played on his 11th team in his 14-year career, including nine teams in the last seven years, perhaps 35-year-old veteran forward Jeff Green is deciding to settle down a bit. Sources tell the Denver Post that he's decided to pick up his $4.5M player option. 

This will mark the first time in seven years that Green will start a new season with the same team he finished the previous one with. He played an important role for the Nuggets this past year, largely filling in for the injured Michael Porter Jr. at power forward, and doing it fairly well. He averaged 10.3 points and 3.1 rebounds a game in about 24 minutes of action. 

This move likely helped pave the way for the Nuggets to send forward JaMychal Green on to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this week, enabling them to secure another late first-round pick (#30, to go along with the Nuggets' own No. 21). 

Mike Singer of the Denver Post says the Nuggets will be focusing on upgrading their perimeter play at next week's draft. 

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