The Denver Nuggets have made several roster moves, including the release of Souley Boum, Armaan Franklin, and Andrew Funk, to clear space for the signings of Amida Brimah, Jamorko Pickett, and Au’Diese Toney, according to an official team announcement.
The specific details of the contracts for Brimah, Pickett, and Toney were not disclosed. It’s worth noting that Boum, Franklin, and Funk were all under Exhibit 10 contracts.
Since the Nuggets already have 15 players on guaranteed standard contracts and all three two-way slots are filled, it’s likely that the newcomers are also on Exhibit 10 contracts.
If Brimah, Pickett, and Toney are indeed on Exhibit 10 deals and are released before the season begins, they would each be eligible for a bonus of up to $75,000 if they spend a minimum of 60 days with the Grand Rapids Gold, which is Denver’s G League affiliate.
Brimah, a 6’10” center from Ghana, had a brief stint with the Pacers in the 2020/21 season, playing five games with limited minutes.
He went undrafted from UConn in 2017 and has gained experience in the G League as well as playing in France and Belgium over the past two seasons.
Pickett, who played college basketball at Georgetown, went undrafted in 2021. He signed a two-way contract with the Pistons in the 2021/22 season, appearing in 13 games with Detroit.
Following his release by the Cavaliers after an Exhibit 10 deal, the 25-year-old forward spent the last season with the G League’s Cleveland Charge.
Toney, a 6’6″ wing, had a college career that included three seasons at Pitt before transferring to Arkansas in the 2021/22 season.
He made his professional debut with the Lakeland Magic (now known as the Osceola Magic) in the 2022/23 season.
During 28 regular-season games, he averaged 8.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while showcasing impressive shooting percentages.
With these three new additions to the team, replacing the waived players, the Denver Nuggets maintain a full preseason roster with 21 players under contract.