The newest Nuggets, guard Randy Foye and forward J.J. Hickson, met the Denver media Thursday.

DENVER - By Christopher Dempsey


The Denver Post

   

  The newest Nuggets, guard Randy Foye and forward J.J. Hickson, met the Denver media for the first time Thursday at the Pepsi Center.

 

   "We're excited to welcome J.J. and Randy to Denver," said team president Josh Kroenke. "Really excited to have these two new guys and they are another two outstanding players to add to the roster. Randy is a guy that I admired with his days in Utah (with the Jazz). We have firsthand knowledge of his shooting against us and the same thing with J.J. being up in Portland and also when he was back in Cleveland."

 

   Foye, a 3-point shooting specialist, was signed and traded to Denver from Utah. Hickson was signed outright using the Nuggets' midlevel exception.The transactions became official Wednesday.

"I have been fortunate to have worked with Randy before and he brings a lot to the table both on and off of the court," said Tim Connelly, the Nuggets' executive vice president of basketball operations. "He's an elite shooter, locker-room presence and is just an all-around professional."

 

  The Nuggets are negotiating to bring back center Timofey Mozgov. Meanwhile, the summer-league team, coached by assistant Melvin Hunt, who has been retained for Brian Shaw's staff, is in Las Vegas and begins play this weekend.


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