Denver Nuggets sign Chucky Atkins
The Denver Nuggets have signed free agent G Chucky Atkins, team Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
“Chucky will be a great addition to our team,” said Warkentien. “He is a proven veteran who can really shoot the basketball. Our owner, Stan Kroenke, has once again demonstrated his commitment to winning.”
Atkins, 5-11, 185, joins the Nuggets after spending a season and a half with the Memphis Grizzlies. He averaged 13.2 ppg and 4.6 apg in 75 games in 2006-07 – both of which represent the second-highest averages of his NBA career. The eight-year veteran has averaged 10.8 ppg, 3.7 apg and 1.8 rpg in 599 games with Orlando, Detroit, Boston, L.A. Lakers, Washington and Memphis. Additionally, Atkins holds a career three-point shooting percentage of .370, including .369 (180-488) in 161 appearances with the Grizzlies.
“I’m very excited to be a Nugget,” said Atkins. “This is a great situation for me and I’m looking forward to winning a championship here in Denver.”