Nuggets re-sign backup point guard Anthony Carter

DENVER(AP) —The Denver Nuggets, who lost Dahntay Jones(notes) and Linas Kleiza(notes) to free agency, have fulfilled one of coach George Karl’s offseason wishes with the re-signing of backup point guard Anthony Carter(notes).

Nuggets executive Mark Warkentien said: “AC’s loyalty to (owner) Stan Kroenke, George Karl and Denver is exemplary; rarely seen in professional athletics today.”

Carter has averaged 5.2 points, 4.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds over his 10-year NBA career with Miami, San Antonio, Minnesota and Denver.

In 150 games over the previous three seasons with the Nuggets, he has averaged 6.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. He averaged 4.7 assists in 22.9 minutes last season.

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Updated Friday, Aug 14, 2009