Nuggets’ Bruce Brown Makes $6.8 Million Free Agency Decision

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Bruce Brown has declined his 2023-24 player option with the Denver Nuggets, according to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Brown will become an unrestricted free agent on June 30.

Brown told Mike Singer of the Denver Post that the Nuggets are the perfect team for him after Denver won the 2023 championship over the Miami Heat in five games.

“I want to stay,” Brown said. “Look at us. Celebrating the Finals, winning the Finals. This is what you come to the NBA for, to win at the highest level. It’s a perfect fit. And money is not everything. The money will come. So I’m not worried about that right now.”

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The 26-year-old Brown averaged 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Nuggets in 2022-23 while shooting 48.3% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 75.8% from the free-throw line. In the 2023 playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and Heat, Brown put up 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

The Boston native averaged 11.4 points, 4.4 boards and 1.0 assists in the Finals versus the Heat.

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Brown has career averages of 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists with the Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets and Nuggets. He has improved his game every year he’s been in the NBA. It will be fascinating to see if the Miami product re-signs with Denver or plays for another team next season.

“We feel amazing, obviously,” Brown said. “Since day one in training camp in San Diego, we knew we could do this. We worked for this. Was it 17 of us, 15 of us? Worked extremely hard. Every practice, every game, we stayed locked in. We stayed together. So I’m just extremely happy for the group.”

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