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By Chris Tomasson, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
fter an upset Ruben Patterson was traded to Milwaukee in August 2006, his chances of ever returning to the Nuggets appeared to be near zero.
Well, Patterson is back.
The swingman, who was mad at being benched in the 2006 playoffs against the Clippers and lashed out at coach George Karl, is one of five free agents invited to Nuggets camp, which starts Tuesday, on make-good deals.
The others are point guards Smush Parker and Mateen Cleaves and forwards Nick Fazekas and James Mays.
If Smush comes with the right attitude I believe he can be a contributor to the Nuggets..