Nuggets agree to deal with C DeAndre Jordan, source says

The Nuggets agreed to sign veteran backup center DeAndre Jordan on a one-year veteran’s minimum deal, a league source told The Denver Post.

The deal can’t be finalized until July 6.

The Nuggets also agreed to a two-year deal with wing Davon Reed, another source told The Post. Reed, who was on a two-way deal last season, impressed Nuggets officials and coach Michael Malone with his defensive versatility.

Jordan, 33, played sparingly last season, splitting time between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 4.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in around 13 minutes per game.

In Jordan, the Nuggets addressed a glaring hole at backup center behind Nikola Jokic. Last season, that was partially filled by JaMychal Green (since traded to Oklahoma City) and later, DeMarcus Cousins.

Although Cousins was productive for several months with the Nuggets, he was also mercurial and picked up a handful of untimely technical fouls in the postseason. Malone was a huge Cousins advocate in bringing him to Denver.

In Jordan, the Nuggets landed a veteran center with size to help protect Jokic.

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