A previous report indicated Wood was close to a three-year, $27 million deal with the Rockets. The Nuggets, suddenly pinned against a negotiation wall, offered to match that surprisingly high figure, install Grant as the starting power forward and give him a considerable role on a team with viable championship-contending credentials.
Green averaged 6.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Clippers last season.
Wood, 25, spent his first 31/2 National Basketball Association (NBA) season as a little-used journeyman reserve, playing for the Philadelphia 76ers (2015-16), Charlotte Hornets (2016-17), Milwaukee Bucks (2018-19), New Orleans Pelicans (2018-19) and Detroit (2019-20).
He entered 2019-20 averaging 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds, having started just twice in 51 National Basketball Association games.