Denver Nuggets add Papanikolaou, waive Green


DENVER | The Denver Nuggets have added forward Kostas Papanikolaou and waived guard Erick Green.

Denver Nuggets guard Erick Green (11) drives around Utah Jazz guard Elijah Millsap, rear, in the second half during NBA preseason basketball game Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 98-78. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Papanikolaou will be available for Denver’s game Thursday night against Utah at the Pepsi Center.

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Papanikolaou averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 43 games with Houston last season. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2012, dealt to Portland and then to the Rockets in 2013.

Green appeared in 46 games for Denver over the last two seasons and averaged 3.2 points. He was traded to the Nuggets on the night of the 2013 draft after the Jazz selected him with the 46th overall pick.