Nuggets waive guard Higgins, forward Ruffin

The Denver Nuggets have waived guard Cory Higgins and forward

Michael Ruffin.

Higgins was an undrafted free agent who played at Colorado and

signed with Denver on Dec. 9. His father is former NBA player Rod

Higgins, who was once coached by the Nuggets’ George Karl when they

were both with Golden State.

Higgins played briefly in two preseason games with the


Ruffin joined the Nuggets on Dec. 15 but didn’t appear in any

preseason games.