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Report: Nuggets sign Shaq Harrison to two-way deal, waive Greg Whittington and Gary Clark

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Denver Nuggets are signing Shaq Harrison to a two-way contract and will waive Greg Whittington.

Wojnarowski then reported moments later the Nuggets will also waive Gary Clark:

Denver acquired Clark as part of the Aaron Gordon trade and appeared in just one game with the Nuggets.

Whittington appeared in just four games for the Nuggets this season and the only real stats he recorded was just three attempted shots. Ever since the start of training camp Whittington has battled a knee injury that has mostly kept him out of the lineup and not even active on game days.

It comes as no surprise the Nuggets moved on from Whittington to sign a player who is just more healthy in Harrison. This is Harrison’s fourth season in the NBA out of the University of Tulsa and the Nuggets will be his fourth team to play for as he’s also had stops with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, and most recently the Utah Jazz.

In 156 career games, Harrison’s averaged 5.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Harrison’s best season came in 2018-19 in which he played 73 games with the Bulls averaging 6.5 points in 19.6 minutes per game.

Harrison appeared in 17 games for the Jazz this season, but averaged just 3.3 minutes per game. It’s tough to see Harrison getting any minutes with the Nuggets this season, but he definitely adds more depth at point guard and shooting guard, which is always nice to have.