Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

2008-2009 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
11 Chris Andersen FC 6-10 245 5 Blinn 1999 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
15 Carmelo Anthony F 6-8 240 5 Syracuse 2003 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
12 Chucky Atkins G 5-11 185 10 South Florida 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
32 Renaldo Balkman F 6-8 208 2 South Carolina 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States / Puerto Rico
1 Chauncey Billups G 6-3 210 11 Colorado 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
5 Anthony Carter PG 6-1 190 10 Hawaii 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Jason Hart G 6-3 180 7 Syracuse 2000 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
5 Juwan Howard PF 6-9 240 14 Michigan 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
45 Steven Hunter F-C 7-0 240 7 DePaul 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
3 Allen Iverson G 6-0 165 12 Georgetown 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
30 Dahntay Jones GF 6-6 225 5 Duke 2003 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
43 Linas Kleiza F 6-8 234 3 Missouri 2005 Rnd 1 Pick 27 Lithuania
4 Kenyon Martin F 6-9 240 8 Cincinnati 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
24 Antonio McDyess F 6-9 245 13 Alabama 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
31 Maybyner Nene C 6-11 250 6 Vasco da Gama (Brazil) 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 7 Brazil
27 Johan Petro C 7-0 247 3 Pau-Orthez (France) 2005 Rnd 1 Pick 25 France
35 Cheickh Samb C 7-1 245 1 WTC Cornella (Spain) 2006 Rnd 2 Pick 21 Senegal
5 J.R. Smith SG 6-6 225 4 Saint Benedict's Preparatory School (New Jersey) 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
13 Sonny Weems SF 6-6 205 0 Arkansas 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States

2008-2009 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Billups D. Jones C. Anthony K. Martin M. Nene
Rotation A. Carter J. Smith L. Kleiza   C. Andersen
Rotation J. Hart   R. Balkman   J. Petro
Lim PT   S. Weems   S. Hunter  

2008-2009 Northwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets54-28-
2Portland Trail Blazers54-280
3Utah Jazz48-346
4Minnesota Timberwolves24-5830
5Oklahoma City Thunder23-5931

2008-2009 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Carmelo Anthony All-NBA Third Team (2009)
Chauncey Billups All-NBA Third Team (2009)
Chauncey Billups Player Of The Week (11/17/08)
Chauncey Billups Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2009)
J.R. Smith Slam Dunk Contest Participant (2009)
Chauncey Billups NBA Sportsmanship Award (2009)

2008-2009 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Carmelo Anthony 66 34.5 22.8 6.8 3.4 1.1 0.4 3.0
Chauncey Billups 77 35.3 17.9 3.0 6.4 1.2 0.2 2.2
J.R. Smith 81 27.7 15.2 3.7 2.8 1.0 0.2 1.9
Maybyner Nene 77 32.6 14.6 7.8 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.9
Linas Kleiza 82 22.2 9.9 4.0 0.8 0.4 0.2 1.0
Kenyon Martin 66 32.0 11.7 6.0 2.0 1.5 1.1 1.6
Chris Andersen 71 20.6 6.4 6.2 0.4 0.6 2.5 1.0
Dahntay Jones 79 18.0 5.4 2.1 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.9
Anthony Carter 78 22.9 5.3 2.6 4.7 1.2 0.2 2.0
Renaldo Balkman 53 14.7 5.0 3.8 0.6 0.9 0.4 0.7
Johan Petro 27 8.1 2.2 2.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.5
Allen Iverson 3 41.0 18.7 2.7 6.7 1.0 0.3 3.3
Chucky Atkins 14 8.2 1.9 0.4 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.7
Sonny Weems 12 4.6 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.5
Jason Hart 11 3.3 1.2 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.3
Cheickh Samb 6 4.1 0.7 1.5 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.3
Juwan Howard 3 7.4 0.7 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.0

2008-2009 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Carmelo Anthony was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Carmelo Anthony signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on July 17, 2003. Carmelo Anthony signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on July 13, 2006.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Linas Kleiza, the #27 pick in the First Round of the 2005 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 28, 2005. Linas Kleiza signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on July 5, 2005.

Draft Rights to Maybyner Nene, the #7 pick in the First Round of the 2002 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the New York Knicks on June 26, 2002. Maybyner Nene signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on July 23, 2002. Maybyner Nene re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 20, 2006.

Draft Rights to Sonny Weems, the #9 pick in the Second Round of the 2008 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the Chicago Bulls on June 26, 2008. Sonny Weems signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 15, 2008.

Acquired via Trade

Renaldo Balkman was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the New York Knicks on July 28, 2008.

Chauncey Billups was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Detroit Pistons on November 3, 2008.

Steven Hunter was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Philadelphia Sixers on September 10, 2007.

Kenyon Martin was acquired in a sign and trade by the Denver Nuggets from the New Jersey Nets on July 15, 2004.

Johan Petro was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 7, 2009.

J.R. Smith was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Chicago Bulls on July 20, 2006. J.R. Smith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on August 21, 2008.

Acquired via Free Agency

Chris Andersen signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 24, 2008.

Anthony Carter signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 31, 2007. Anthony Carter re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 12, 2008.

Jason Hart signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on March 3, 2009.

Dahntay Jones signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 30, 2008.

2008-2009 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Stan Kroenke Owner 2000-2001 N/A
Josh Kroenke VP of Team Development 2007-2008 N/A
Stephen Stieneker VP 2005-2006 N/A
George Karl Head Coach 2004-2005 Head Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1998 to 2003)
Adrian Dantley Assistant Coach 2003-2004 N/A
John Welch Assistant Coach 2005-2006 Assistant Coach (Memphis Grizzlies, 2002 to 2005)
Tim Grgurich Assistant Coach 2005-2006 Assistant Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 2004 to 2005)
Chad Iske Assistant Coach 2007-2008 Advance Scout (Denver Nuggets, 2004 to 2007)
Jamahl Mosley Assistant Coach 2007-2008 Advance Scout (Denver Nuggets, 2005 to 2007)
Lisa Johnson VP of Basketball Administration 1998-1999 N/A
Rex Chapman VP of Player Personnel 2006-2007 Scout (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2005 to 2006)
Todd Eley VP of Basketball Operations 1996-1997 General Manager (Denver Nuggets, 1995 to 1997)
Mark Warkentien VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 2006-2007 Director of Player Personnel (Denver Nuggets, 2005 to 2006)
Herb Livsey Scout 2008-2009 Scout (Atlanta Hawks, 2004 to 2008)
Stacey Augmon Player Development Coach 2007-2008 N/A
Jim Gillen Athletic Trainer 1991-1992 N/A
Dan Shimensky Assistant Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 N/A
Jason Kosmicki Radio Broadcaster 2008-2009 N/A