Nuggets sign rookie Carlik Jones to 10-day hardship contract


On Saturday, the Denver Nuggets announced that they signed rookie Carlik Jones to a 10-day contract via hardship exception by the NBA.

The signing was first reported by Mike Singer of the Denver Post.

Jones, who went undrafted out of Louisville, completed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. He totaled two points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes across three appearances with the Mavericks.

Prior to joining the Mavericks, Jones averaged 20.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals with the Texas Legends in the NBA G League this season. He posted three 30-point games and last had a 26-point performance over the Westchester Knicks on Dec. 20.

The Nuggets are currently without eight players due to injuries and the health and safety protocol. They recently placed three players into the protocol, including Bones Hyland, who was previously sidelined due to contact tracing in early December.

The team is also without Michael Malone due to the protocol.

Denver is facing the possibility of playing with just nine players for the foreseeable future due to the number of guys on the injury report. Jones will help provide some depth until the team can get more players back into the lineup.

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