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Nuggets Exercise Options on Jamal Murray, Juan Hernangomez

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The Denver Nuggets have officially exercised their 2019-2020 team options on Jamal Murray and Juan Hernangomes, per an official team announcement on Tuesday.

Earlier today, Denver exercised the option for Malik Beasley.

With all the moves, Denver will add $10.5 million in guaranteed money to their cap next year, including $4,444,746 for Murray, $3,321,030 for Hernangomez, and $2,731,714 for Beasley, and all three players will be extension eligible on July 1st, 2019.

 

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Nuggets Exercise Option on Malik Beasley

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The Denver Nuggets exercised the fourth-year option on the contract of Malik Beasley, according to The Athletic’s Michael Scotto.

Beasley has averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 rebounds over 5 games played this season, and his tenacious defense, athleticism, as well as his touch from 3-point land, are both talents that the Nuggets like about the young guard.

 

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Nuggets’ Will Barton Suffers Strained Groin

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Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton recently underwent an MRI that showed a strained groin injury, although no timetable has been set in stone for his return to the court, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Barton was carted off the court during Saturday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns.

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Nuggets Sign Mike Malone to Contract Extension

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The Denver Nuggets have signed head coach Mike Malone to a contract extension, according to a team announcement on Wednesday.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the new deal will add 2 additional seasons on to this season, which will keep Malone, who has been key in helping the development of the team’s young talent, at the helm of the Nuggets until 2021.

“I never had any doubt that this would get done,” said Malone, according to Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports. “My conversations and relationship with Tim (Connelly) and Josh (Kroenke) throughout the summer have been nothing but positive.

“All along, I felt that something would get done at some point. When? I wasn’t sure. But I did have a great feeling because of my relationship and my communication with Tim and Josh and Josh’s family.”

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