Undrafted as a 23-year-old out of Hawaii, Anthony Carter seemed to be an unlikely candidate for a lengthy NBA career.

He spent his first year as a professional in Yakima, Wash., before joining the Miami Heat in 1999. Subsisting primarily on one-year contracts, Carter also made stops in San Antonio, Minnesota, Denver, New York and Toronto over the course of 13 NBA seasons.

At some point, Carter plans to join an NBA coaching staff or work in a front office. For now, he’s hoping to make the most of his opportunity as a non-roster invitee with the Nuggets.

As Andre Iguodala jogged back up the court, he exchanged a hand slap and a wry smile with Nugget point guard Ty Lawson.

If the non-verbal exchange were translated for closed-captioning, it might have read: “This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.”

High-flying big men Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee were the most common recipients of lob passes from Lawson and veteran point guard Andre Miller last season, but the 6-foot-6 Iguodala figures to be a prominent member of the club in 2012-13.

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DENVER, Oct. 1, 2012 – The Denver Nuggets will open training camp with 17 players after signing G Anthony Carter and G Ben Uzoh, Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today.

Carter, 6-1, 190, is a 13-year NBA veteran who previously spent four-plus years with Denver from 2006-11. He has appeared in 218 games for the Nuggets, averaging 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists.

Nuggets Coach George Karl

Opening statement
We’re ready to go. The team has had an incredible summer. Masai and Josh have done a fantastic job of taking everything from last year and making it better. They've given us almost everything we want. The talent, we’re stacked all over the place and camp is going to be fantastically competitive. Everybody has had a pretty positive summer, to the point of it being special. Now we need to come together and see what we can be.