According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, the Denver Nuggets are bringing back wing Davon Reed on a two-year deal.
— Mike Singer (@msinger) June 30, 2022
Davon Reed, 27, began the 2021-22 season on the Nuggets G League team, the Grand Rapids Gold. He was promoted to Denver via multiple 10-day contracts before ultimately signing a two-way contract for the rest of the season.
While in Denver, Reed played 48 games, averaging 13.9 minutes, 4.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. Reed shot 50.3% from the field and an impressive 43.0% from three-point range. The Nuggets were impressed with both his offensive and defensive capabilities and are looking to keep Reed in the fold as a result.
Standing at 6’5″ and weighing about 210, Reed was one of Denver’s only true wing players on the roster last year. After Michael Porter Jr. and PJ Dozier both suffered what turned out to be season-ending injuries, Denver’s lack of depth on the wing became readily apparent. Aaron Gordon was Denver’s only capable threat switching up and down opposing lineups defensively, while Austin Rivers was the only capable perimeter defender at guard.
With Reed on the roster for next year, the Nuggets are beginning to establish some wing depth. Having drafted the 6’7″ Christian Braun and 6’8″ Peyton Watson to play wing/forward positions, Reed bolsters that depth with someone that Michael Malone already trusts.