Nuggets free agency: How to absorb the loss of Jerami Grant

JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers

Nuggets replace Jerami Grant, gives JaMychal Green 2-year, $15 million deal

The Pistons also reached a three-year agreement with Nuggets free agent Mason Plumlee.

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.

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