Lenard Returns to Nuggets

Friday, Sept. 12, 2003
The Denver Nuggets have signed free-agent G Voshon Lenard to a multi-year contract, General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

“As our fans can attest, Voshon is one of the best three-point shooters in the league,” said Vandeweghe. “He has a great work ethic and we’re thrilled to be able to bring him back to Denver.”

Lenard, 6-4, 205, averaged 11.8 ppg in 151 games for the Nuggets from 2000-02. He shot .379 (236-622) from three-point range in those two years and ranks second in Nuggets history for accuracy. He signed with Toronto as a free agent prior to last season and averaged a career-high 14.3 ppg in 63 games for the Raptors.

The eight-year veteran has appeared in 463 career games with Miami, Denver and Toronto, averaging 11.9 ppg. He has drained 801 career three-pointers, while shooting at a .389 clip. He has also appeared in 26 career playoff games, averaging 11.7 ppg in those contests.

Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (46th pick overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft, Lenard returned for his senior season at Minnesota. He then played in the CBA in 1995 before signing as a free agent with the Heat on December 29, 1995. After five seasons in Miami, the Nuggets acquired him from the along with Mark Strickland in exchange for Chris Gatling and a second round draft pick.