Denver Nuggets security guard Monte Morris has agreed to a $ 27 million contract extension for three years, Octagon’s agent Ron Shade told ESPN on Monday evening.
Morris, who could become an unrestricted free agent next summer, is another success story of the design and development of the program by Tim Connelly, president of basketball operations in Denver, and the program of coach Michael Malone.
The 25-year-old Morris averaged 9.6 points and 3.5 assists in 155 games with the Nuggets over the past two seasons, including an excellent game in 21 minutes per game for Denver en route to the Western Conference finals in the past postseason.
Morris is the 51st election in the 2017 NBA draft from the US state of Iowa and has become an integral part of the Nuggets Guard rotation, which includes Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and Will Barton.
Morris was a four-year-old college player from the US state of Iowa who spent most of his first NBA season in the G League.