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Report: The Denver Nuggets Have Entered The Race For LeBron James


With all the talk of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers this free agency period, you'd be forgiven if you you thought there was only three teams in the NBA free agent LeBron James could possibly go to this summer.

But a fourth team has enquired about signing LeBron this week, and it's a team you'd never expect.

According to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports, the Denver Nuggets will “aggressively” pursue a meeting with LeBron James, and have already been in contact with his agent, Rich Paul.

Even though it may be an extremely long shot by Denver, as all signs are pointing to LBJ heading to LA, you can't fault them for trying to nab the 14-time All-Star.

Denver has proven before that they're able to sign marquee free agents, grabbing All-Star Paul Millsap last offseason from Atlanta.

The cap would be a major issue for the Nuggets if they were able to sign LeBron, as after signing Nikola Jokic and Will Barton during the initial hours of the free agency period, they don't have a lot of money left to spend.

The only way to acquire James would be via sign-and-trade, requiring the Nuggets to shed $54.4 million in salaries, which would mean gutting a large portion of their roster. The likes of Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, and Mason Plumlee would all need to be moved, as well as one of Millsap or Gary Harris.

But then again, if you have a chance to sign LeBron and thrust your franchise into NBA Finals contention, you go for it 10 times out of 10.