Joey Dorsey is on his way to Galatasaray, Turkey. His NBA team Denver Nuggets have waived him. General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced on Tuesday that the Nuggets have decided to waive Dorsey.
Nuggets acquired veteran forward Dorsey in trade from the Houston Rockets on July 20.
The buy-out agreement
The Denver Nuggets reached a buy-out agreement with Joey Dorsey that clears the 31-year-old forward to join any other club as a free agent.
Dorsey has already signed a deal with Turkish club Galatasaray, according to sources.
Earlier Dorsey was a part of a Denver’s trade, which sent former starting point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets in July. Denver has a crowded roster of big men and didn’t take much time to waive the Rockets’ throw in.
Dorsey has featured in NBA for four seasons. The 6-foot-8, 268-pound forward has averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in NBA with three teams. Last season Dorsey had 17 starts with the Rockets while Dwight Howard sat out with a knee injury.
With Dorsey out of the roster, the Nuggets now have 14 men with guaranteed deal. Forward Kostas Papanikolaou’s 2015-16 salary of about $4.7 million becomes guaranteed on October 4. The Nuggets also signed a partial guaranteed contract worth $100,000 with guard Erick Green on August 1.
The Nuggets will be starting their preseason campaign at Clippers in Los Angeles on October 2 and will be hosting the Chicago Bulls at the Coors Event Center.