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Thursday, July 11
 
Savovic signs one-year guaranteed deal

By Andy Katz
ESPN.com

Hawaii forward Predrag Savovic signed a one-year guaranteed contract with the Denver Nuggets for the league minimum with the option for a second year, Savovic's agent Marc Cornstein told ESPN.com Thursday.

Savovic went undrafted last month, the consensus choice for the most surprising snub by the NBA. The 26-year-old Savovic had offers in Europe and returned to his native Yugoslavia to decide what to do with his career. But Cornstein said the Nuggets guaranteed him a deal and he will be with the team Sunday and throughout its summer camp.

"His NBA dream is going to come true,'' Cornstein said.

The 6-6 Savovic averaged 20.3 points in leading Hawaii to a record back-to-back WAC titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.

"We're thrilled for him,'' Hawaii coach Riley Wallace said. "This will really help us with the NBA.''

Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.