Denver Broncos players assist in Nuggets signing Paul Millsap

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Paul Millsap
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Paul Millsap /

Denver Broncos players, including Brandon Marshall, helped recruit free agent NBA forward Paul Millsap to the Denver Nuggets…

The Denver Broncos are using their last bit of downtime to throw an assist to the NBA team in town, the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets have been in pursuit of All-Star forward Paul Millsap, formerly of the Atlanta Hawks. While he was in Denver on a free agent visit, Broncos players including linebacker Brandon Marshall helped recruit him.

The Nuggets don’t often land $90 million All-Star free agents, so they pulled out all the tricks in the bag for this one. Of course, Denver is a phenomenal city, but it’s a football city. Marshall was trying to pitch the city to Millsap, who ended up signing on Sunday evening.

The Nuggets have some very interesting pieces for this season, and now they have a veteran forward in Millsap who will pair extremely well with center Nikola Jokic in the front court.

Perhaps next offseason, Millsap can help return the favor to the Broncos in their potential pursuit of free agents, should the opportunity present itself. Apparently, he’s a Denver Broncos fan…

Apparently, rookie wide receiver/return specialist Isaiah McKenzie was helping the Nuggets’ pursuit of Millsap as well…

Millsap isn’t LeBron James or anything, but he’s a nice player for the Nuggets to land. It’s at least a good start for a team that usually struggles to land big name free agents, and on this one, the Broncos get at least a little bit of an assist.

With as well as the Colorado Rockies have played this season and the addition of Millsap to a talented, young Nuggets team, the Broncos are getting some company in the Denver sports world as far as expectation and popularity.

Neither the Nuggets or the Rockies have yet to get near the Broncos’ level as far as popularity in the city of Denver, but this move is a great move for the basketball squad and the Broncos understand that.

Kudos to them for allowing their players to get involved in the pursuit and help any way they possibly can.