The next season will possibly be a very big one for the Denver Nuggets.
It’s not just because they have back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic leading them, it’s also because Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. are finally set to return and get the team in much, much better shape.
But the front office isn’t done, they still want to tweak the team and add some more talent.
They also want to add experience too.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed on a two-year, $30M extension with the Denver Nuggets, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 14, 2022
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Nuggets have signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a two-year, $30 million extension.
The second year of the deal has a player option.
What will this former NBA champion bring to the Nuggets?
The Wisdom Of The Pope
Caldwell-Pope showed up in Denver in a trade with the Washington Wizards just a couple of weeks ago.
The team expects to have him be a big part of the group moving forward, hoping he will complement the play styles of Jokic, Murray, and Porter.
As everyone knows, Caldwell-Pope is known to sometimes be a lethal three-point shooter (44.8% last season from beyond the arc) and that will come into play in Nuggets.
Jokic is one of the best passers in the league so one can envision a rotation where Jokic tosses the ball to Caldwell-Pope often before he sinks a pivotal three-pointer.
This will be great for the Nugs, who are hoping that this season is a major one for them.
After years and years of fits and starts, Denver really has a chance to go a great distance now that Murray and Porter are back.
Fans sure hope so, they’ve been waiting for ages.