Free-agent guard Anthony Carter seeking new destination

Denver resident open to returning to Nuggets

AC power was restored at Pepsi Center on Friday.

Free-agent guard Anthony Carter joined Nuggets guard Andre Miller and forward Chris Andersen for a voluntary workout. All players, regardless of their team affiliation, are permitted to use the practice court as the NBA and the NBA Players Association finalize a new contract agreement.

Carter, 36, was traded from Denver to New York as part of the blockbuster deal between the Nuggets and Knicks last February. Until the trade, he had served as a backup point guard for the Nuggets since signing with the team near the end of the 2006-07 season.

Carter, who makes his offseason home in Denver, did not rule out a return to the Nuggets in 2011-12. Though Denver already has Miller and Ty Lawson at the point, coach George Karl enjoyed having Carter as a veteran leader in the locker room and emergency backup on the bench.

“You never know,” Carter said. “I leave that up to my agent (and the Nuggets). Wherever’s clever. I just want to go and play wherever I can win. It doesn’t matter if it’s here, New York, Chicago, Toronto, wherever. I just want to come in, be a team player and finish up my career in the next two or three years.”

Carter has averaged 4.9 points and 3.9 assists in 12 NBA seasons. His best year came in 2007-08 when he averaged a career-high 7.8 points and 5.5 assists in 70 games with the Nuggets.

The NBA’s free-agent signing period is expected to begin Dec. 9.