The Denver Nuggets signed small forward Robbie Hummel to a partially guaranteed two-year deal on Sunday, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
Just heard the news that Robbie Hummel signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. Hummel belongs in the NBA.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) September 4, 2016
Hummel, after four years at Purdue, was the 58th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played for the Wolves in Summer League, but in August, Hummel signed a one-year deal with Blusens Monbús of Spain. A month later, he suffered a meniscus injury.
He played for the Wolves in 2013 Summer League and this time stuck around. He played 12.4 minutes per game over 53 contests, averaging 3.4 points and 2.5 assists per. Over 46 appearances in 2014-15, he averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds. A broken hand cut his season short.
On June 28, 2015, the Timberwolves tendered a qualifying offer to make Hummel a restricted free agent. On July 6, the Wolves withdrew the offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.
On July 31, Hummel signed a one-year deal with Italian team Emporio Armani Milano. In February, he left Milano after suffering a serious shoulder injury.
Where Hummel really thrived was his four years as Purdue. He put up 14 points 6.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game over 1,945 minutes of action. In his freshman and junior season, he was a Wooden Award finalist. He led the Big Ten in offensive rating as junior, and made numerous other top 10 appearances in several offensive categories.
He now has another opportunity to stick in the NBA if he’s able to say healthy.