KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | Sports

Nuggets add Atkins, lose Blake

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets agreed to a deal with Chucky Atkins on Friday while Steve Blake is heading to Portland, according to reports.

The Denver Post spoke with Atkins who said he was joining the Nuggets, while the Rocky Mountain News spoke with Blake. Both newspapers posted their stories on their online editions Friday.

Nuggets vice president of basketball operations Mark Warkentien and Atkins' agent, Andy Miller, did not return messages left by The Associated Press.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Atkins averaged 13.2 points and 4.6 assists a game last season for the Memphis Grizzlies. He'll join Allen Iverson in the backcourt, replacing Blake who told the Rocky Mountain News he signed a three-year deal with Portland on Friday.

Blake was acquired from Milwaukee in a trade on Jan. 11 that sent Earl Boykins and Julius Hodge to the Bucks. Blake played in 49 games for Denver and averaged 8.3 points and 6.6 assists. Blake played for Trail Blazers in the 2005-06 season.

Atkins, 32, has played for Memphis, Washington, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston, Detroit and Orlando throughout his eight-year career.

(Copyright Associated Press, All Rights Reserved.)


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8510687