After a stunning performance in this year’s playoffs, Jerami Grant will not choose his player option and forgo his $ 9 million contract.
Grant was a huge part of the Nuggets’ postseason success last year. His defense over Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined with his offensive, particularly in the Lakers series, earned him acclaim from all quarters.
There is an expectation that he will return to the Denver Nuggets with a higher paid contract.
Jerami Grant rejects the player’s option in favor of a new contract
According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, the combo striker who can also play as a small center ball commands somewhere between $ 1
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Jerami Grant is expected to give up the last year of his contract and become a UFA, for @msinger
“A league source suggested that Grant could receive orders of $ 14 million to $ 16 million per year for several years.” pic.twitter.com/DEfU2ieVDW
– NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 27, 2020
Grant, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee are the 3 members of the Nuggets who will be free agents this off season. Millsap is expected to sign a team deal with Denver after banking over the course of his previous contract with the franchise.
Plumlee will also be a low maintenance signature. This will allow the Nuggets to sign an agreement with Grant in line with its market value.
Grant has greatly improved his 3-point shot this season. While Plumlee’s presence assured him that he wouldn’t have to play the center role much this season, he has shown during his time with the Thunder that he’s up for that challenge too.
Grant’s signing for a new contract will be the most important thing on the Nuggets’ front office agenda for the off-season.