According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nuggets have re-signed veteran center Mason Plumlee.
Restricted free agent Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $41M deal to return to Denver, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2017
The deal runs three years with an average annual value of $13.67 million per season.
Plumlee was a midseason acquisition by the Nuggets in a heavily publicized trade with the Portland Trail Blazers that sent Jusuf Nurkic and a first round pick to the Blazers. Plumlee’s arrival signified a commitment to Nikola Jokic as the franchise cornerstone of the future, and Plumlee’s ability to play next to and behind Jokic was deemed valuable by the front office and coaching staff.
During his time in Denver, the big man averaged 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists while shooting 54.7% from the field in 23.4 minutes per contest. The Nuggets utilized Plumlee as a starter on occasion next to Jokic when injuries hit, but the majority of Plumlee’s 27 games in a Nuggets uniform came in the form of a bench role. With Plumlee’s versatility to handle the ball, facilitate offense, and be a contributor as a rebounder, the Nuggets have one of the better backup centers in the NBA.
Mason also reached out to the Denver community on his webstite, masonplumlee.com, where he penned a letter expressing his desire to get to know the city better. He even left a phone number you can text him ideas for things to do around the city. Check that piece out right here.
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