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Nuggets pivot, re-sign Paul Millsap to one-year deal after Jerami Grant’s stunning departure in free agency

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The Nuggets piv­ot­ed fast.

The start of free agency Fri­day night didn’t begin the way any­one in the Nuggets orga­ni­za­tion envi­sioned. Jera­mi Grant’s jar­ring deci­sion to leave Den­ver for Detroit, despite iden­ti­cal three-year, $60 mil­lion offers, would leave any front office spin­ning, let alone one that strong­ly believed Grant was return­ing.

But Nuggets pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball oper­a­tions Tim Con­nel­ly didn’t wal­low in the dis­ap­point­ment. First, he secured a two-year, $15 mil­lion com­mit­ment from free-agent for­ward JaMy­chal Green late Fri­day night, accord­ing to a league source. Next, on Sat­ur­day after­noon, he reached an agree­ment on a one-year, $10 mil­lion deal with vet­er­an free agent Paul Mill­sap that includes poten­tial bonus­es, accord­ing to anoth­er league source.

The back-to-back front­court splash­es helped insu­late the Nuggets from dis­as­ter, hav­ing already lost Mason Plum­lee and Grant to Detroit on the first day of free agency Fri­day.

But it was the shock from the Grant that set every­thing in motion.

For Grant, the allure of a more fea­tured role held a lot of sway, accord­ing to league sources. He didn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly love the idea of being the fourth option on a team full of bud­ding stars. For the major­i­ty of last sea­son, Grant came off the bench behind the aging Mill­sap. In Grant’s mind, despite the team’s suc­cess, that was a sac­ri­fice, accord­ing to a league source.

In Den­ver, Grant wasn’t sure whether he could max­i­mize his poten­tial. In their pitch, the Nuggets told him they’d fur­ther his growth as a play­er. It didn’t mat­ter. Despite being a cen­tral fig­ure in the Nuggets’ riv­et­ing post­sea­son run, Grant had eyes for Detroit. Grant’s long-stand­ing rela­tion­ship with new Pis­tons exec­u­tive Troy Weaver car­ried weight.

The Mill­sap sign­ing was, par­tial­ly, a reflec­tion of the team’s finan­cial predica­ment under the NBA salary cap. Den­ver had Millsap’s Bird rights, which allowed them to go over the salary cap — an allowance they didn’t have for free agents out­side their orga­ni­za­tion.

The Nuggets had inter­est in Green, a savvy defen­sive for­ward, for years. Late Fri­day night, those inter­ests aligned in the imme­di­ate after­math of Grant’s depar­ture. Green’s deal will uti­lize the major­i­ty of Denver’s mid-lev­el excep­tion, accord­ing to anoth­er league source. Argen­tin­ian point guard Facun­do Cam­paz­zo will take up the major­i­ty of Denver’s bi-annu­al excep­tion. His two-year deal is worth $6 mil­lion, accord­ing to a league source.

Green, a more tra­di­tion­al pow­er for­ward than Grant, plugged an imme­di­ate gap. Giv­en the tem­po­rary uncer­tain­ty over Millsap’s free agency, the Nuggets need­ed some insur­ance. They got it in Green’s phys­i­cal post defense cou­pled with his perime­ter shoot­ing.

It isn’t imme­di­ate­ly clear whether Green will slot into the start­ing line­up. If not, one pos­si­bil­i­ty could be start­ing Michael Porter Jr. at pow­er for­ward, and keep­ing Will Bar­ton at small for­ward, depend­ing on his health. Those ques­tions, though, won’t be answered before the start of train­ing camp, which opens in 10 days.

The Nuggets did what they could giv­en Grant’s unex­pect­ed deci­sion. Ulti­mate­ly, Green’s two-year, $15 mil­lion deal is a rel­a­tive bar­gain com­pared to Grant’s 3‑year, $60 mil­lion con­tract — a num­ber sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er than what sev­er­al league sources pre­dict­ed he’d get.

After Green, the Nuggets’ pri­or­i­ty became Mill­sap, and they worked dili­gent­ly to get that deal done. His return adds depth in the front­court and a mea­sure of secu­ri­ty defen­sive­ly.

This is where the ros­ter gets tricky. As of Sat­ur­day after­noon fol­low­ing the Mill­sap deal, there was one ros­ter spot open. The Nuggets don’t intend to keep for­ward Kei­ta Bates-Diop, a league source said, which will open up a sec­ond ros­ter spot. That spot should be filled by Bol Bol, whose two-way con­tract the Nuggets plan to con­vert, a source said.

Fol­low­ing Mill­sap, the next pri­or­i­ty is restrict­ed free agent Tor­rey Craig. With­out Grant’s perime­ter defense, Craig is seem­ing­ly more valu­able to the Nuggets than he was just a day ago.

And if the Nuggets can’t keep Craig, they’ll look to add a mobile big man, a league source said, after free agent Mason Plum­lee left for Detroit. The Nuggets have already iden­ti­fied at least two poten­tial fits, accord­ing to a source, in the event their plan goes awry. If Den­ver can’t find anoth­er suit­able big man, that role may fall to Ari­zona rook­ie Zeke Nna­ji, who the Nuggets draft­ed Wednes­day night.

In the wake of Grant’s deci­sion, the Nuggets act­ed fast. The swift addi­tions of Green and Mill­sap helped avoid a major set­back.

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