Six Degrees of #FORCENATION: Denver Nuggets

By Matt Dykstra | May 15, 2017

Series: Six Degrees of #FORCENATION
Denver Nuggets Edition (18)

The Nuggets are one of the few NBA teams left without an NBA D-League affiliate to claim. Because of this, the Nuggets were able to assign players to the Sioux Falls Skyforce during the 2016-17 season via the flexible assignment rule.

Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez (both drafted within the first 19 picks of the 2016 NBA Draft) were both assigned to Sioux Falls at various times throughout the season. Beasley in particular spent the most time with the Skyforce, appearing in 16 games (12 starts) and averaging 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

Prior to this past season, the only transaction between the Nuggets and the Skyforce came when Denver called up former Skyforce guard Bobby Jones duing the 2007-08 season.