The Denver Nuggets are expected to add 2015-16 D-League MVP Jarnell Stokes to their training camp roster, according to Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post.
This comes after a report that Robbie Hummel will also be joining the Nuggets for camp. Denver has 14 guaranteed contracts on the roster, and there are a handful of other players vying for that 15th and final spot.
Stokes has seen some limited action in the NBA since getting drafted 35th overall in 2014 by the Utah Jazz. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on draft night and saw action in 19 games in his rookie season, including two starts. The forward averaged 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 6.6 minutes per contest.
Stokes was traded in November 2015 to the Miami Heat along with Beno Udrih for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis. The 22-year-old only appeared in five games for the Heat this past season and was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans and subsequently waived at the trade deadline, but he was a star for the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the D-League.
Stokes averaged 20.6 points and 9.3 rebounds in 28 games in the D-League, earning MVP honors in the process as the Skyforce secured the top seed in the East. He also won Finals MVP honors after Sioux Falls won the 2016 D-League title.