Among the Denver Nuggets players who are going to become free agents, the most intriguing is Jerami Grant. While depressed league revenues should narrow the free agent market, it seems logical to expect Grant to be one of the few veterans who decides to turn down his player option (at $ 9.35 million). He indicated that he was inclined not to choose the option in the early summer.
The 26-year-old forward turned into a starter for the Nuggets in the playoffs, and with Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee likely leaving, it could be a priority for them to bring him back; however, they will be limited to exceeding the limit to keep it, by owning only its early bird rights.
Grant fits the Knicks perfectly as a young striker who can stretch the field – he shot 38.9% out of three last season – and provide versatility in their defensive formation. While he will be looking for a raise on the player option amount, it shouldn’t break the bank. And it would be a welcome improvement over Julius Randle (assuming the Knicks find a way to move forward with him) next season.