The Nuggets may have gotten a discount when they signed backup forward Darrell Arthur to a three-year, $23 million deal on Friday.
Arthur's contract is 3 years and $23 million. And he accepted a bit less money to stay with the #Nuggets
— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) July 1, 2016
The 28-year-old reportedly could have commanded a salary worth about $2 million more per year elsewhere.
But it was the 7-year vet’s wish to remain in Denver, where he had one his most productive seasons as a pro last year.
From the Denver Post:
Arthur was the Nuggets’ primary focus in free agency. And returning to the Nuggets was Arthur’s primary focus. While his new contract gives him a nice bump in pay to an average of $7.6 million after making $2.8 million last season, Arthur also did the Nuggets a huge favor by taking $2 million less per season than he may have gotten on the open market.
The Washington Wizards, among other teams, were interested in signing Arthur.
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