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Nuggets sign veteran F Michael Ruffin

Cherry Creek High School graduate brings nine seasons of NBA experience

Michael Ruffin last played in the NBA with the Trail Blazers in 2008-09.
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Denver, Dec. 15, 2011 – The Denver Nuggets have signed NBA veteran F Michael Ruffin, bringing their training-camp roster to 16.

Ruffin, 6-8, 248, has averaged 1.7 points and 3.9 rebounds with six teams in nine NBA seasons. He most recently played for the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2008-09 season.

Ruffin, a graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo., spent part of last season coaching the Colorado Kings of the American Basketball Association before playing for Obradoiro CAB in Spain.