It has been a big week for former Cyclone basketball players, and it only got bigger this evening.
Monte Morris has signed a 3-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. The deal is worth 4.8 million, and the first two years of the deal are guaranteed. This is certainly a major move from his two-way contract he previously had with the Nuggets.
Sources: Nuggets guard Monte Morris has agreed to a three-year, $4.8M deal with the team. First two seasons guaranteed. Denver converts Morris, the No. 51 pick in 2017, from a two-way contract to a standard deal.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 19, 2018
Morris averaged 17.8 points per game with 6.5 assists last year in the G-League. He also averaged 17.5 points and 6.3 assists during this past summer league for the Nuggets. It certainly was enough to get a push up to a standard deal, he will have to battle for time behind Isaiah Thomas and Jamal Murray.