Report: Nuggets signing D.J. Kennedy, who just won $2 million The Basketball Tournament

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You know that open basketball tournament with a $2 million grand prize for the winning team?

The Nuggets apparently do.

Fresh off winning $174,000 in leading his team to its second straight The Basketball Tournament victory, D.J. Kennedy is headed to Denver.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

The Nuggets already have 15 players – the regular-season roster limit – with guaranteed salaries plus JaKarr Sampson and Axel Toupane. That works against Kennedy sticking.

But Denver also lacks its own D-League affiliate. So, the Nuggets aren’t signing Kennedy just to waive him and assign his D-League rights. Maybe they’re considering deals that’d open a roster spot.

Kennedy, a strong wing, went undrafted out of St. John’s in 2011. He has played in the D-League and overseas since.

I’m not sure how he’d fit in Denver, which already has Danilo Gallinari, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Wilson Chandler, Mike Miller, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley. But there’s a shortage of quality wings around the NBA as the league gets smaller. If he plays well in the preseason, Kennedy could draw interest from other teams.