Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1999-2000 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
9 Tariq Abdul-Wahad SF 6-6 223 2 San Jose State 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 11 France
7 Cory Alexander G 6-1 185 4 Virginia 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
1 Chauncey Billups G 6-3 210 2 Colorado 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
32 Ryan Bowen F 6-9 218 0 Iowa 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 26 United States
15 Keon Clark C 6-11 221 1 UNLV 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
32 Chris Gatling PF 6-10 220 8 Old Dominion 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
8 Chris Herren G 6-2 197 0 Fresno State 1999 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
54 Popeye Jones PF 6-8 250 6 Murray State 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
45 Raef LaFrentz F 6-11 245 1 Kansas 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
1 Voshon Lenard SG 6-4 205 4 Minnesota 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
21 George McCloud SF 6-6 205 9 Florida State 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
24 Antonio McDyess F 6-9 245 4 Alabama 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
5 Ron Mercer SG 6-7 210 2 Kentucky 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
41 James Posey F 6-8 217 0 Xavier 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
25 Roy Rogers, Jr. F 6-10 235 3 Alabama 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
55 Dwayne Schintzius C 7-1 260 9 Florida 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
23 Bryant Stith SG 6-5 209 7 Virginia 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
30 Mark Strickland PF 6-9 210 5 Temple 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
17 Johnny Taylor F 6-9 220 2 Chattanooga 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
31 Nick Van Exel PG 6-1 170 6 Cincinnati 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States

1999-2000 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Van Exel J. Posey A. McDyess K. Clark R. LaFrentz
Rotation C. Herren B. Stith G. McCloud R. Bowen  
Rotation C. Alexander     R. Rogers, Jr.  
Rotation       P. Jones  
Lim PT   T. Abdul-Wahad   C. Gatling  

1999-2000 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz55-27-
2San Antonio Spurs53-292
3Minnesota Timberwolves50-325
4Dallas Mavericks40-4215
5Denver Nuggets35-4720
6Houston Rockets34-4821
7Vancouver Grizzlies22-6033

1999-2000 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
James Posey All-Rookie Second Team (2000)
James Posey Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2000)
Raef LaFrentz Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2000)

1999-2000 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Antonio McDyess 81 33.3 19.1 8.5 2.0 0.9 1.7 2.8
Nick Van Exel 79 37.3 16.1 3.9 9.0 0.9 0.1 2.8
Raef LaFrentz 81 30.1 12.4 7.9 1.2 0.5 2.2 1.2
George McCloud 78 27.2 10.1 3.7 3.2 0.6 0.3 1.7
Keon Clark 81 22.8 8.6 6.2 0.9 0.6 1.4 1.5
Ron Mercer 37 38.1 18.3 4.1 2.8 0.9 0.4 2.4
James Posey 81 25.3 8.2 3.9 1.8 1.2 0.4 1.2
Chris Gatling 40 19.2 10.4 5.1 0.8 0.8 0.3 1.6
Bryant Stith 45 15.4 5.6 1.9 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.7
Chris Herren 45 13.3 3.1 1.2 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.9
Tariq Abdul-Wahad 15 24.9 8.9 3.5 1.7 0.4 0.8 1.3
Ryan Bowen 52 11.3 2.5 2.2 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.3
Chauncey Billups 13 23.5 8.6 2.6 3.0 0.8 0.2 1.8
Popeye Jones 40 8.2 2.6 2.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.3
Roy Rogers, Jr. 40 8.9 2.2 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.2
Cory Alexander 29 11.3 2.8 1.4 2.0 0.8 0.1 1.0
Johnny Taylor 1 5.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1999-2000 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ryan Bowen was selected as the #26 pick in the Second Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Ryan Bowen signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 16, 1999.

Chris Herren was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Chris Herren signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 8, 1999.

Raef LaFrentz was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Raef LaFrentz signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on January 22, 1999.

James Posey was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. James Posey signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on July 19, 1999.

Bryant Stith was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Bryant Stith signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 30, 1992. Bryant Stith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 19, 1996.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Keon Clark, the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the Orlando Magic on January 21, 1999. Keon Clark signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on January 22, 1999.

Acquired via Trade

Tariq Abdul-Wahad was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Orlando Magic on February 1, 2000.

Chris Gatling was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Orlando Magic on February 1, 2000.

Popeye Jones was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Boston Celtics on August 3, 1999.

Nick Van Exel was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 24, 1998. Nick Van Exel re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on August 4, 1999.

Acquired via Free Agency

Cory Alexander signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets on March 4, 1998. Cory Alexander re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on January 21, 1999.

George McCloud signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on August 4, 1999.

Antonio McDyess signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on January 22, 1999.

Roy Rogers, Jr. signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 30, 1999.

1999-2000 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Donald Sturm Owner, Principal Owner 1999-2000 N/A
Dan Issel Head Coach, President, General Manager 1999-2000 President (Denver Nuggets, 1998 to 2002)
Lisa Johnson VP of Basketball Administration 1998-1999 N/A
Todd Eley VP of Basketball Operations 1996-1997 General Manager (Denver Nuggets, 1995 to 1997)
Dennis McGowan VP of Basketball Operations 1999-2000 N/A
Kim Hughes Director of Player Personnel 1999-2000 Assistant Coach (Denver Nuggets, 1998 to 1999)
Bill Branch Advance Scout 1997-1998 N/A
Jim Gillen Athletic Trainer 1991-1992 N/A
Max Benton Assistant Athletic Trainer 1995-1996 N/A