Nuggets re-sign Miller, bring in top pick Fournier
Free agent point guard Andre Miller re-signed with the Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets also announced the signing of first-round pick Evan Fournier, whose contract was purchased from his pro team in France.
Miller averaged 9.7 points and a team-leading 6.7 assists for the Nuggets last season. Acquired as part of a three-team trade last June, he led the team in assists 17 times and recorded eight double-doubles.
“Andre was great for our team and our young guys last season,” vice president of basketball operations Masasi Ujiri said. “Our players and coaches were excited when they heard he was coming back. He provides leadership and consistency and he really fits perfectly in our system. We’re very happy to keep him in Denver.”
A backup to Ty Lawson, Miller started only seven games.
Miller, 36, playing in every game for the ninth time in his 13 NBA seasons and has missed only four games due to injury in 1,044 career games.
Fournier is only 19 years old but at 6-7, 208, the Nuggets believe he has the natural ability and perimeter shooting touch to make in impact immediately.
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