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Former Denver Nugget Erick Green Signs 10 Day Contract with Utah Jazz

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Eric Green is back in the NBA

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

According to Yahoo Sports, the Utah Jazz have offered Erick Green a ten day contract. Green was originally drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2013 draft. Ironically, that pick was officially made by the Jazz but with the way draft day trades work in reality Green was always the Nuggets selection. He played a total of 46 games for the Nuggets, largely as a reserve.

Green spent his first season after the NBA draft playing overseas for Montepaschi Siena in Italy before returning to the Nuggets for the 2014-2015 season. He made the Nuggets roster out of training camp in October of 2015 but following the news that Wilson Chandler would miss the entire season, the Nuggets elected to release Green in favor of the bigger, traditional small forward Kostas Papanikolaou who has since been released in favor of the sharp shooting Sean Kilpatrick.

Since his release Green has been tearing it up in the NBA Developmental league. A dynamic combo guard, he has averaged 26.7 points and 4.4 assists per game while playing for the Reno Bighorns. He now will face the same challenge that Kilpatrick faces with the Nuggets, impress the coaching staff and front office enough in the limited window of 10 days. If he is able to do so he will likely earn a second 10-day contract as Kilpatrick has with Denver. From there the Jazz will either have to release him or sign him for the remainder of the season.