Nuggets sign Morris to three-year pact

Monte Morris has signed a three-year contract with the Nuggets.

The Denver Nuggets have agreed on a contract with 2017 second-round draft pick Monte Morris.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports Morris, who had been on a two-way deal with the Nuggets, has agreed to a standard three-year contract for $4.8 million, which puts him on the team’s 15-man roster.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard was selected with the 51st overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Iowa State by the Nuggets. However, he played in only three games as a rookie, averaging 3.3 points, 2.3 assists an 1.0 steals in 8.3 minutes, shooting 66.7 percent from the field.

Morris spent the majority of last season with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the G League and he averaged 17.8 points, 4.5 boards, 6.5 dimes and 1.8 steals in 37 games.

That trend of solid play continued in the Las Vegas Summer League, where Morris average 17.5 points, shooting 50 percent from the field, 3.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in four games.

Signing Morris puts the Nuggets at 15 players on their roster on NBA deals and he will likely be Denver’s third point guard behind Jamal Murray and Isaiah Thomas, while also having an opportunity to continue to work on his game in the G League.