NBA: Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green in the clear after MRI, Denver Nuggets snap up Richard Jefferson

Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green's status for Friday's (Oct 20) game against the New Orleans Pelicans is uncertain.
Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green's status for Friday's (Oct 20) game against the New Orleans Pelicans is uncertain.PHOTO: REUTERS

(THE SPORTS XCHANGE) - The Denver Nuggets announced the signing of veteran forward Richard Jefferson on Thursday (Oct 19).

The team also confirmed the waiver of guard Jameer Nelson.

Jefferson, 37, joined the Nuggets after being waived by the Atlanta Hawks who acquired him in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers that was completed last Saturday (Oct 14).

ESPN reported Jefferson will make US$2.3 million (S$3.1 million) in a one-year deal.

Jefferson is joining his seventh NBA (National Basketball Association) team after debuting in the 2001-02 season and spending his first seven seasons with the then-New Jersey Nets.

He made the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team in 2002.

He spent the last two years with the Cavaliers, serving as a role player and helping the franchise win its first championship during the 2015-16 season.

The 16-year NBA veteran has averaged 12.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 1,161 career games.

An MRI exam on the injured left knee of Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green came back negative, according to an ESPN report.

Green's status for Friday's (Oct 20) game against the New Orleans Pelicans is uncertain.

The two-time All-Star and reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year was injured during the third quarter of the Warriors' regular season-opener against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday (Oct 17).