Nuggets Reportedly Pursuing Lebron James

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Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)



It is certainly a long shot, to say the least.

But at least the Denver Nuggets appear willing to take it.

With NBA free agency now open and deals with Nikola Jokic and WIll Barton done, the Nuggets are reportedly working hard to try to land a meeting with James, with the hopes of persuading him to sign with them.

Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports reports the Nuggets have been in contact with James' agent Rich Paul, trying to make the case that the Nuggets, with their talented young core, are a viable option for James.

Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reported that Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman had a phone conversation with both James and Paul as free agency began at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Sunday, July 1.

Sunday morning, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com are reporting that James' reps are meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Late Saturday night, the Nuggets were busy locking down two key players.

The club and big man Jokic agreed on a new five-year max contract worth around $147 million.

Guard Will Barton agreed on a reported four-year deal worth approximately $54 million.

Now, the Nuggets are hoping their full-court press on James pays dividends.

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