Since first joining the Nuggets as a free agent in 2003, Andre Miller settled in and considered Denver his adopted home.

When it came time to sign a new contract, he saw no reason to leave town.

“I’ve been living here almost 10 years,” Miller said Wednesday. “I’m happy to be back. I didn’t really want to go anywhere else.”

The Nuggets wasted no time securing the veteran point guard to a new contract, inking him to a multiyear deal on the first day that free agents could sign with NBA teams.

DENVER, July 11, 2012 – The Denver Nuggets have signed first-round draft pick Evan Fournier to a multiyear contract, team Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today.

Fournier, 6-7, 205, was selected by the Nuggets 20th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft after playing two seasons for Poitiers of France’s Pro A League.

The 19-year-old native of France averaged 14.1 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 steals in 29 games for Poitiers in 2011-12.

With the 2011-12 season in the books, is taking a closer at the team’s primary rotation players and how they fared during a challenging 66-game schedule. Denver assistant coach Chad Iske was kind enough to provide candid assessments, which reflect the views of the Nuggets coaching staff as a whole.

Today’s featured player is Ty Lawson, who enjoyed a breakout season in his first full year as a starting point guard.