According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Denver Nuggets forward JaMychal Green will decline his $7.6 million player option and become a free agent.
There’s expected to be strong mutual interest between Green and Nuggets on a new deal in free agency. The 7-year NBA vet will have other suitors too. https://t.co/QbrmId6QA4— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2021
Just last week we saw Will Barton decline his player option, but Charania reported then there is mutual interest between the two sides on a potential return. That seems to be the case with Green as well as both he and Barton seem to be searching for longer term contracts, which is understandable as both players are on the back half of their careers.
Green is coming off a fairly solid first season with the Nuggets as he averaged 8.1 points per game in 58 games with Denver. It was an impressive year for Green from a three-point shooting perspective as he shot just under 40 percent from three (39.9) on 3.4 attempts per game.
It will all depend on what the Nuggets do in the draft next week, but it certainly feels like a potential reunion with Green is a major possibility. Green was productive enough off the bench to show his worth here in Denver and as long as the Nuggets don’t draft his replacement next week I would expect him to be a re-sign candidate once free agency opens.