Breaking News: Nuggets to Sign Jason Hart

According to a report from Chris Tomasson the Nuggets are going to sign free agent point guard Jason Hart.  I guess that puts an end to the Sam Cassell talk and it makes me wonder if this is a sign the Nuggets are concerned about Anthony Carter’s play this season.

Here is the article from Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News.  He was unable to post the story on the website due to the closing of the paper.

By Chris Tomasson
Rocky Mountain News

The Nuggets next week will sign point guard Jason Hart, multiple sources told the Rocky Mountain News on Friday.

Hart has been bought by the Los Angeles Clippers for about $300,000.  After he clears waivers, expected to be on Tuesday, he will sign a prorated minimum deal with the Nuggets.

Hart, making $2.5 million before his buyout, will give the Nuggets the third point guard they are seeking.  Hart had to be waived by Sunday’s deadline to be eligible for the playoffs with the Nuggets.  Hart has played sparingly with the Clippers this season, averaging 2.3 points in 28 games. He played for Nuggets coach George Karl as a Milwaukee rookie in 2000-01.

The Nuggets had been looking Mateen Cleaves of the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam as a possible roster addition. But then the Hart situation materialized.

The Nuggets are seeking a third point guard to take some of the burden off Chauncey Billups, 32, and Anthony Carter, 33.

Thaks to Chris for allowing me to post his article.

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  • Nuggets4

    Anthony Carter, Jr. I’m fine with it. Honestly would have prefered Cassell for his leadership, but it’s nice to see the team addressing our severe lack of PG’s.

    Great scoop Jeremy.

  • Rob Mahoney

    Not a bad pickup.

  • Josh Hopp

    Not a fan. I don’t know that we really need depth at the 1, and Jason Hart is a terrible shooter. I’m not sure I understand the deal though, do we really only spend $300,000? I thought the minumum was around the $1M mark. Anyway I guess a great deal of harm can’t come from this and he will be a serviceable Chucky-style garbage/emergency (heaven forbid) guy.

    Go the Nuggets.

  • Josh Hopp

    Oh and I’d just like to say it was very decent of that journalist to donate his story like that; best wishes to the victims of that situation from down under.