Nuggets Sign 5 To Training Camp Roster

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets signed guards Mateen Cleaves and William "Smush" Parker and forwards Nick Fazekas, James Mays and Ruben Patterson to their training camp roster Tuesday.

Cleaves has career averages of 3.6 points and 1.9 assists in 167 games with Detroit, Sacramento, Cleveland and Seattle.

Parker is averaging 9 points, 2.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 274 career NBA games. He has played for Cleveland, Detroit, Phoenix, the L.A. Lakers, Miami and the L.A. Clippers.

Fazekas, a Colorado native, averaged 4.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 26 games with Dallas and the L.A. Clippers last year, his rookie season.

Patterson played 26 games for Denver in 2005-06. He has averaged 10.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 649 NBA games with the L.A. Lakers, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Milwaukee and the L.A. Clippers.

Mays played four years at Clemson and appeared in this year's NCAA tournament.

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