Nuggets re-sign DerMarr Johnson
The Denver Nuggets have signed G DerMarr Johnson to a contract, team Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. InsideHoops.com hears the deal is for one year and "around $1 million," a source said.
Johnson, 6-9, 210, appeared in 58 games for the Nuggets last season, averaging 6.1 ppg and 1.7 rpg, while starting 21 times. He shot .350 (56-160) from three-point range and has made 252 treys during his career.
Johnson has spent the last two seasons with the Nuggets, averaging 6.6 ppg and 1.9 rpg in 129 games. For his career, he has averaged 6.6 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 300 games with the Hawks, Knicks and Nuggets.
Denver’s roster now stands at 18 players.
InsideHoops.com Editor Says: The Nuggets have spent years looking for a shooting guard with big outside game. It still hasn't happened. So they kept DerMarr, who has already played with the team, can fill the lane and knows he has to go all-out at all times. Shooting guard is still the team's weakest position and outside shooting remains a problem, as point guard Andre Miller has a career 21.6% three-point percentage and doesn't like shooting beyond mid-range.
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