Denver Nuggets Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster

The 19-player roster includes F Jerrelle Benimon, F Alonzo Gee, F Pops Mensah-Bonsu and F Marcus Williams

DENVER, Sept. 29, 2014 – The Denver Nuggets will open training-camp with 19 players after signing F Jerrelle Benimon, F Alonzo Gee, F Pops Mensah-Bonsu and F Marcus Williams, Nuggets General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.

Benimon, 6-8, 245, went undrafted in 2014 out of Towson University where he was named the CAA player of the year in both his junior and senior seasons. The forward averaged 18.7 points while ranking second in the nation in rebounds (11.2 rpg) and third in double-doubles (21) during his final collegiate campaign in 2013-14. Benimon played for the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League and for the Nuggets in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 10.7 points, 11.3 rebounds (2nd overall) and 1.7 assists in three games.

Gee, 6-6, 219, has appeared in 277 career NBA games (173 starts), posting averages of 7.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.00 steals in five seasons with the Cavaliers, Spurs and Wizards. Gee was undrafted in 2009 after playing four years at the University of Alabama. He averaged 15.0 points and 7.2 rebounds and was named Second Team All-SEC as a senior. Gee appeared in 65 games (24 starts) for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013-14.

Mensah-Bonsu, 6-9, 235, has four years of NBA experience and three seasons of international experience after going undrafted out of George Washington University in the 2006 NBA Draft. He’s appeared in 62 career NBA games for New Orleans, Toronto, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, averaging 2.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Mensah-Bonsu averaged 8.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in 55 games for Galatasaray of the Turkish League during the 2013-14 season.

Williams, 6-7, 203, was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs with the 33rd overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft after he averaged 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds as a sophomore at the University of Arizona. The forward has averaged 1.1 points and 3.0 minutes in 13 career NBA games over parts of two seasons with the Spurs and L.A. Clippers. He also appeared in 89 games for the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League from 2007-2010, averaging 21.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Williams has spent the last three seasons with the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

The Denver Nuggets roster entering training-camp is as follows:

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School/Country Exp.
10 Arron Afflalo G 6-5 215 UCLA/USA 7
00 Darrell Arthur F 6-9 235 Kansas/USA 5
20 Jerrelle Benimon F 6-8 245 Towson/USA R
21 Wilson Chandler F 6-8 225 DePaul/USA 7
35 Kenneth Faried F 6-8 228 Morehead St./USA 3
4 Randy Foye G 6-4 213 Villanova/USA 8
8 Danilo Gallinari F 6-10 225 Olimpia Milano/Italy 6
1 Alonzo Gee F 6-6 219 Alabama/USA 5
11 Erick Green G 6-4 184 Virginia Tech/USA R
14 Gary Harris G 6-4 210 Michigan State/USA R
7 J.J. Hickson F 6-9 242 North Carolina State/USA 6
3 Ty Lawson G 5-11 195 North Carolina/USA 5
34 JaVale McGee C 7-0 252 Nevada-Reno/USA 6
42 Pops Mensah-Bonsu F 6-9 235 George Washington/London 4
30 Quincy Miller F 6-10 220 Baylor/USA 2
25 Timofey Mozgov C 7-1 250 Khimki Moscow/Russia 4
23 Jusuf Nurkic C 7-0 280 Cedevita Zagreb/ Bosnia Herzegovina R
5 Nate Robinson G 5-9 180 Washington/USA 9
22 Marcus Williams F 6-7 207 Arizona/USA 2