Mar 24, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) drives the ball past Dallas Mavericks small forward Jae Crowder (9) during the game at the American Airlines Center. Dallas defeated Utah 113-108. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets acquire Randy Foye in S&T deal for Iguodala

It appears as if the Nuggets will receive some kind of a band-aid to stop the bleeding from the loss of Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors. According to ESPN.com, the Denver Nuggets have finalized a three-team deal that will send Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors in a sign-and-trade for a $9 million trade exception. Denver will also receive Utah Jazz shooting guard Randy Foye and 2018 second round pick from Golden State. While the Jazz will receive veterans Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush from Golden State in addition to two future unprotected first-round picks (2014 and 2017) and two future second-round picks (2016 and 2017) from the Warriors, a future second-round pick from the Nuggets (2018), and cash considerations.Utah will also send Kevin Murphy to the Warriors. Randy Foye will sign a three-year contract worth $9 million as part of the deal.

The 6-foot-4, 213-pound Foye, who was drafted seventh overall in the 2006 draft by Boston Celtics will turn 30 on Sept. 24th. Foye was traded on draft night from Boston to Portland before ending up with the Minnesota Timberwolves.He has been in the league for seven seasons playing with the Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz. He averaged 10.8 points and two assists while playing all 82 games for the Jazz last season. His career averages are just a little better than that and when starting for Minnesota in the 2008-09 season he averaged 16.3 points a contest.

Foye is a combo guard and could backup Ty Lawson in the event Andre Miller is traded. He will definitely bring the outside shooting that the Nuggets were lacking last season. As he shot 41% from behind the arc last season. Foye is an excellent shooter and will bring a different dimension to the Nuggets depth at guard. The Nuggets have been looking for a spot up shooter and it appears they have found their man.

 

 

 

 

 

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