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Monte Morris agrees to 3-year, $27M extension with Nuggets

Morris is coming off a regular season in which he averaged 9 points and 3.5 assists per game.

DENVER — Guard Monte Morris has agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract extension with Denver Nuggets.

His agent, Ron Shade, confirmed the deal Tuesday. It's fully guaranteed with incentives that can move it closer to $9.5 million per year.

Morris is coming off a regular season in which he averaged 9 points and 3.5 assists per game. He played a big role during Denver's postseason run to the Western Conference finals, where the Nuggets were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 25-year-old Morris was a second-round draft pick in 2017 out of Iowa State. He has become a reliable part of coach Michael Malone's rotation over the past few seasons.

Morris dressed in all 82 games during the 2018-19 season. He averaged 10.4 points and 3.6 assists.

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Credit: AP Photo/Randall Benton
Monte Morris passes the ball in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.

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