A 6-7 swingman from Southern Mississippi, Kelly McCarty played just two games for Denver in 1998-99, his rookie season, missing most of the campaign due to a sprained ankle. The Nuggets renounced their rights to McCarty on Aug. 5, 1999.
McCarty averaged 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in his four-year career at Southern Mississippi, posting a career-high 14.6 ppg and 8.1 rpg as a senior in 1997-98, when he led the team in scoring, rebounding, shotblocking and minutes played. He posted 10 double-doubles as a senior.
Not drafted by any NBA team, McCarty signed with the Denver Nuggets as a free agent on January 22, 1999. He was placed on the injured list because of a sprained right ankle on February 4 and missed the first 38 games before being activated on April 14. He played in two games over the rest of the season.
The Nuggets renounced their rights to McCarty on Aug. 5, 1999.
1998-1999 REGULAR SEASON
Made his NBA debut, scoring 4 points, in a 120-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets on 4/14
On the injured list from 2/4 to 4/14 due to a sprained right ankle