ed by Royce Young
Don't everybody get all excited at once. But D.J. Mbenga is reportedly set to sign with the Nuggets according to Beligan media outlets (via The Hoop Market). If you're wondering, yes, Mbenga is Belgian.
The report says it's a one-year deal but numbers aren't included right now. Mbenga is 29 years old and has spent his last two full seasons with the Lakers, snagging two championship rings. He's been nothing more than a clean-up player, sometimes filling in for other injured Laker big men. The seven-footer has played six seasons in the NBA, spending time with Dallas and Golden State.
Mbenga is probably most famous from this YouTube clip involving Kobe Bryant, because other than that, he hasn't accomplished a ton. He never has been given much playing time during his six seasons and the situation is unlikely to be much different in Denver.
Last season, Mbenga appeared in 49 games and averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.