Nuggets extend qualifying offers to Afflalo, Chandler, Forbes

Denver can match any offer for trio of restricted free agents

DENVER, June 20, 2011 – The Denver Nuggets have made qualifying offers to restricted free agents Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and Gary Forbes, Nuggets Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today. Per team policy, terms of the offer were not released.

Afflalo, in his second season with the Nuggets, posted career highs in nearly every statistical category in 2010-11, including points (12.6), rebounds (3.6), assists (2.4), field-goal percentage (.498), three-point percentage (.423) and minutes (33.7).

In 21 games (19 starts) with the Nuggets after being acquired from New York on Feb. 22, Chandler averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.14 blocks in 30.6 minutes.

Forbes, who made the Nuggets roster as a training camp invitee, finished his rookie season with averages of 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 63 games (11 starts).