JaKarr Sampson pens two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets

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Recently waived Philadelphia 76ers man JaKarr Sampson has penned a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.

Sampson was waived by the 76ers last week to make way for the incoming Detroit Pistons center Joel Anthony, who was set to arrive as part of a three-team deal on trade deadline day.

However, it appears the 6'9" forward may have been cut for no reason at all as the trade involving the Houston Rockets and Pistons was cancelled after the extent of Donatas Motiejunas' back problem came to light.

Despite the Sixers hoping the sophomore small forward might return to the fold after the breakdown, Sampson has headed out West to join the Nuggets.

It's quite a turn of events for Cleveland-born Sampson, who has gone from a sporadic starter for the record-wise worst side in the NBA, to a spot on the roster with a team who are six wins back from the final playoff berth in the West.

Sampson, who turns 23 next month, went undrafted in 2014 before signing with the Sixers after impressing the powers that be during the Summer League.

Sampson's great work-ethic and attitude made him a firm favourite amongst the Philadelphia faithful, in addition to his career averages of 5.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists a night.

Just 121 games deep into his NBA career, Sampson now has the chance to continue his development in slightly more prosperous surroundings, and the Nuggets will look to utilise his steel and endeavour.

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