September 27, 2020, 1:22 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Mike Singer of the Denver Post has heard that Jerami Grant will decline his player option and opt out of his contract this summer, but has interest in staying with the Nuggets.
When asked about his future with Denver following Saturday's Game 5 defeat, Grant said, "I’m definitely looking forward to it. We’ll see how it goes.” Grant was slated to make $9.3 million next season but has earned far more than that, especially after his outstanding postseason run. An offensive explosion in last night's third quarter kept the Nuggets alive while Grant's defense on Kawhi Leonard helped them get through the second round. Singer's sources also said that Grant could command $14 – $16 million annually on the open market. Denver has some money to spend with Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee coming off the books so if they really want to retain Grant they'll have the space to make it happen.
Source: Denver Post