Akoon-Purcell has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
Akoon-Purcell appeared in seven games for the Nuggets this season, totaling 22 minutes. In two G League appearances, he averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in 29.0 minutes. Denver, as a result of injuries, was forced to use up Akoon-Purcell's 45 days of NBA eligibility quickly. It seems he would rather test his luck overseas than in the G League for the time being.
Akoon-Purcell will head to Denver's G-league affiliate the Delaware Blue Coats.
The move was expected when Akoon-Purcell initially signed his two-way contract with Denver earlier this season. The 25 year old impressed with his defensive intensity during Summer League, but has only played in six games during the regular season, averaging 1.2 points and 1.0 assists in 3.5 minutes per contest. Akoon-Purcell will have an opportunity to get more reps in the G-League and could feasibly see himself back in Denver before the end of the season, especially if any injuries occur.
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