Nuggets Re-Sign Anthony Carter, Add Shelden Williams
Anthony Carter, likely the team's third-stringer, said Wednesday he re-signed with the Nuggets, giving them their top three point guards back. Carter said it's a one-year minimum deal worth $1.352 million.
Also agreeing to a one-year minimum contract is power forward Shelden Williams. His is worth $915,852.
"I feel really good about it,'' Carter said in an interview with FanHouse. "I'm looking forward to getting back with Coach (George) Karl (who missed the last 1 1/2 months of last season due to a form of throat cancer). He knows I belong in this league.''
Carter has been with Denver since April 2005. While Chauncey Billups is the starter and Ty Lawson is the most likely second-stringer, Carter believes the two spots after Billups could change at times.
"It could be just whoever is playing well,'' Carter said. "I've just got to stay ready.''
Carter, 35, averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 assists in 54 games last season. He has 11-year averages of 5.0 points and 4.0 assists.
Williams, 26, averaged 3.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 54 games last season with Boston. He has four-year averages of 4.5 points and 3.8 rebounds.
Williams will provide further depth for the Nuggets in the post after they agreed Tuesday to sign power forward Al Harrington to a five-year, $33.4 million contract. That will help with big men Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen both coming off knee surgeries.
"Kenyon's definitely going to miss the start of training camp, but there's a chance he could be ready for the opener,'' Carter said. "But I know (Andersen) will back for training camp. I just saw him the other day.''
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