According to Tim Bontemps of ESPN, the Denver Nuggets veteran power forward Jeff Green exercised his $4.5 million player option to return to the Denver Nuggets next season.

Green, 35, was a stalwart in the team’s starting lineup last season, filling in at power forward in the absence of injured forward Michael Porter Jr.

Green, who will turn 36 in August, started 63 games and played in 75, averaging 10.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in nearly 25 minutes.