The Denver Nuggets acquired forward Joey Dorsey as part of the deal on July 20 sending troubled point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets. Dorsey's time with the Nuggets is about to end after just under a month as he is heading overseas.
According to Pro basketball reporter David Pick, Dorsey has agreed to a deal with Turkish side Galatasaray that will pay him over $650,000 for the coming season. Before Dorsey can officially sign with Galatasaray, he needs to be waived by the Nuggets. Dorsey is on Denver's books at $1.01 million and he will be released via buyout, reports Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, which will reduce their financial liability for the forward.
Last season, Dorsey returned to the NBA and averaged 2.7 points and 4.0 rebounds with the Rockets. Dorsey had played the previous three years in Spain, Greece and Turkey.
Once Dorsey is released, the Nuggets will have 16 players under contract. The Nuggets are expected to reduce the roster to the max limit of 15 players by waiving forward Kostas Papanikolaou before his salary worth $4.79 million for 2015-16 becomes fully guaranteed on Oct. 4.