Thursday , Mar , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nuggets sign veteran Person

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets signed veteran
guard/forward Wesley Person on Thursday. As is team policy, terms of the deal
were not disclosed.

“We are very fortunate to be able to add a proven shooter like Wesley to our
team,” said Denver general manager Kiki Vandeweghe. “We believe he will be a
great addition.”

Person, an 11-year veteran, played in 16 games for the Miami Heat this year
and averaged 3.9 points-per-game in 12.9 minutes-per-contest before being
waived on March 1.

The 33-year-old has averaged 11.3 ppg in 708 career games with Phoenix
(1994-97), Cleveland (’97-02), Memphis (’02-04), Portland (’03-04), Atlanta
(’03-04) and Miami (’04-05). His best season came during the 2001-02 campaign
with the Cavaliers, as he averaged 15.1 ppg, while shooting a career-high 44-
percent from three-point range.

Person also led the NBA in three-pointers made during the 1997-98 season with

In a related move, the Nuggets placed guard Luis Flores on the injured
list with a strained right hamstring.