The Nuggets have agreed to sign Erick Green to a multi-year deal, according to a report from EuroHoops. Green, 23, was selected in the second round, at No. 46, in the 2013 draft.
Green, 23, was selected in the second round, at No. 46, in the 2013 draft. Denver acquired his rights in a draft-night trade with Utah.
Green then played one season with Italian club Montepaschi Siena, averaging 10.8 points on 56 percent shooting.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard posted averages of 16.6 points and 3.0 rebounds over five summer league games with Denver this month.
As a senior at Virginia Tech, Green led the nation in scoring at 25.0 ppg and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. From The Denver Post:
"I kept hearing 'He's only a scorer, he wasn't a point guard,' " said Green of his experience a year ago. "In my head I was saying I'm going to go out here and show everybody I can facilitate, I'm not just a scorer. Honestly, that hurt me more than anything. Instead of just being myself. If you don't like me for who I am, and I'm a scoring point guard, then maybe I don't belong. But there's a lot of scoring point guards (in the NBA). I think I can be one as well."
The Nuggets won 36 games and missed the playoffs last season.
- Chris Johnson