As was expected, Green picked up his $4.5 million player option with the Nuggets, a story first reported by Tim Bontemps of ESPN.
Veteran forward Jeff Green exercised his $4.5M player option to return to the Denver Nuggets next season, sources told ESPN.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 19, 2022
Green, who started 63 games for the Nuggets and averaged 10.3 points a game, will return as a solid veteran player at the four coach Michael Malone can trust. With Porter, Green and Zeke Nnaji, the Nuggets are set at the four, which is why new GM Calvin Booth could trade JaMychal Green to Oklahoma City for a pick earlier this week.