Bron­cos’ Mar­shall re­ceives hon­orary Nuggets jersey for mak­ing his pitch to Mill­sap

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Nicki Jhab­vala

Bron­cos line­backer Bran­don Mar­shall has an­other No. 54 jersey to add to his col­lec­tion.

Af­ter help­ing the Nuggets re­cruit free-agent for­ward Paul Mill­sap last week, Mar­shall re­ceived an hon­orary jersey, com­plete with his num­ber and name on the back.

Mar­shall joined Nuggets pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball op­er­a­tions Tim Con­nelly and guard Gary Har­ris in an hours-long pitch to Mill­sap in At­lanta last week. A day later, Mill­sap agreed to a three­year, $90 mil­lion con­tract, giv­ing the Nuggets a four­time all-star to pair with young cen­ter Nikola Jo­kic.

“I can sell wa­ter to a well,” Mar­shall jok­ingly tweeted Sun­day night. “Con­grats big homie! Paul Mill­sap let’s do it big for the city one time.”

Mar­shall told Den­ver7 that he was ea­ger to help an­other lo­cal sports fran­chise and bring back a player cov­eted in the NBA’s frenzied free agency.

Mill­sap spent more than a decade in Den­ver as a youth, and played quar­ter­back in mid­dle school here, be­fore his mother and his sib­lings moved to Louisiana.

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