By nuggets writer
DENVER (247 SPORTS) – The Denver Nuggets have signed former Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt to a multi-year contract, the announced Wednesday.
The terms of the agreement were not officially disclosed, but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the was for $4 million over three years.
Vanderbilt was originally selected by the Orlando Magic with the No. 41 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn on June 21 but was acquired by the Nuggets in exchange for Justin Jackson, the No. 43 overall pick, and and a second round selection.
The versatile 6-foot-9 forward missed Kentucky’s first 17 games of the season after suffering a foot injury in late September. He then missed all six of the Wildcats’ postseason games with another foot injury sustained in practice during the lead-up to the SEC Tournament in St. Louis.
But during his brief 14-game Kentucky career, Vanderbilt was a force of nature on the glass, averaging 5.9 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds. He snatched double-digit rebounds in five of 14 games, including a career-best 15 vs. Missouri on Feb. 24 in his best game as a Wildcat, in which he also tied a career-high with 11...