DES MOINES, Iowa – Being a 6-foot-6 point guard has its advantages.

Seeing over the defense. Posting up smaller defenders. Utilizing long arms to impede passing lanes.

Leg room on an EMB-145 regional jet is not on that list.

Denver Nuggets guard Julyan Stone did his best to fold himself into seat 19A on Wednesday as he headed to Des Moines for an assignment with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried was named to the roster of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All Star Weekend in Houston on Feb. 15.

This season, Faried has averaged 11.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.0 apg and 1.04 spg in 46 games (all starts). He is tied for 12th in the NBA in rebounds per game, is tied for eighth in offensive rebounds per game (3.6) and ties for 11th in field goal percentage (.547). He is also 15th in the NBA with 19 double-doubles.

DENVER, Jan. 30, 2013 - The Denver Nuggets have assigned second-year guard Julyan Stone to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today.

Stone has averaged 1.0 ppg and 1.0 rpg in 5.5 mpg in two games with the Nuggets this season after missing the first 34 games this season while recovering from off-season surgery for a right hip injury.