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According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, the Denver Nuggets plan to retain rookie Collin Gillespie even though he is expected to miss a chunk of next season due to a leg injury.

Gillespie averaged 15.6 PPG for Villanova last season, shooting 41.5% from deep. He averaged 11.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, and 1.5 SPG in four Summer League contests.