Plumlee, Nuggets agree to 3-year deal

Mason Plumlee appeared in 27 games for the Nuggets last season.

Free agent center Mason Plumlee has agreed to a contract to return to the Denver Nuggets, according to his agency, Priority Sports.

Per the ESPN, Plumlee’s new contract is for three years and $41 million.

Plumlee, 27, is entering his fifth season. He averaged 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 27 games with the Nuggets last year.

With the deal, Denver was able to avoid Plumlee signing a $4.6 million qualifying offer for the 2017-18 season — which would’ve allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer,” ESPN wrote.

Plumlee joins a Nuggets team that is hoping to make a push for the playoffs and also features Nikola Jokic, Kennth Faried and newcomer Paul Millsap in the frontcourt.