Nuggets waiver Rider, activate Cheaney

November 21, 2001
DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets waived guard Isaiah "J.R." Rider on Tuesday but said it had nothing to do with his reputation for tardiness and legal troubles.


The Nuggets used Rider's roster spot to activate guard Calbert Cheaney from the injured list. Cheaney has not played this season because of a sprained left knee.

Rider, 30, reported late to the Nuggets' camp in October, but general manager Kiki Vandeweghe insisted Tuesday he had done everything the ...

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