Tim Connelly discussed why he turned down the president of basketball operations job with the Washington Wizards to return to the Denver Nuggets.

"It's safe to assume, and maybe it's me being overly optimistic, that we're going to see a better version of us next year. I don't know if that means more wins. I don't know if we're going to win a playoff series and advance, but I don't think there's any reason to think there will be any regression next season," said Connelly.

Connelly added that he expects Paul Millsap to return to the Nuggets. The team holds a $30 million option on his contract this offseason, although that number could be restructured.

"I fully expect Paul to be back in a Nuggets uniform," said Connelly.