Davon Reed has completed two 10-day hardship contracts with the Denver Nuggets, but the team hopes to keep him beyond those deals. Reed has impressed head coach Michael Malone with his play, along with his confidence.
The Nuggets recently got Bol Bol back out of the health and safety protocols, which means the team is no longer eligible for a hardship exception that doesn't count against the luxury tax. That complicates keeping Reed, as Denver is less than $1.5 million below the tax line.
Denver is still eligible for a traditional hardship deal, as P.J. Dozier, Markus Howard, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. are all out long-term due to injuries. The Nuggets could petition the league for an additional roster spot, but any contract signed would count against the tax.
Reed also has Two-Way contract eligibility remaining. That opens up an additional avenue for the Nuggets to keep him on their roster.