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Nuggets sign rookie Jamal Murray, agree to deal with Mike Miller

DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets have signed first-round pick Jamal Murray and agreed to a deal with veteran Mike Miller.

Murray was the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft last month. The shooting guard is expected to play a big part in turning around a franchise that's missed the playoffs the past three seasons. Murray is coming off a freshman season at Kentucky in which he averaged 20 points a game -- the highest scoring average for a Wildcats player under coach John Calipari.

The 36-year-old Miller played only 373 minutes last season but served a valuable role as a mentor on a young squad. His deal reportedly is for two years.

Miller was picked fifth overall by Orlando in 2000. He has also played for Cleveland, Memphis, Miami, Washington and Minnesota.