Saturday , Feb , 02 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Want Sam Cassell

The Nuggets have inquired about acquiring Los Angeles Clippers guard Sam Cassell, though trade talks have not intensified, a team source said.

The Nuggets have a sturdy starting backcourt in all-star Allen Iverson and Anthony Carter, who is playing the best basketball of his career. But with reserve Chucky Atkins (sports hernia surgery) out until at least mid-March, and reserve J.R. Smith playing inconsistently, Denver would like to have insurance down the stretch.

Carter, at 32, is playing the most minutes of his career.

Cassell, who played for coach George Karl in Milwaukee, averages 13.3 points per game in 26.2 minutes for the struggling Clippers. [Click here for more from the Denver Post.]