Monte Morris went into Summer League with one goal in mind: to win the Nuggets’ backup point guard job. In reality, that might have been an unattainable aspiration for the 23-year-old who only logged 25 minutes with Denver last season.

But even though the Nuggets signed Isaiah Thomas to a veteran’s minimum contract to back up starting point guard Jamal Murray, Denver still rewarded Morris for the strides he’s made over the past year.

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Harrison Wind

Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast.