Saturday , Jun , 28 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Looking at Kirk Hinrich?

Also, free-agent point guard Sam Cassell, 38, has told the Rocky Mountain News he’s interested in playing one more season and will consider the Nuggets. And there are rumblings that, with Chicago having drafted point guard Derrick Rose with the top pick, Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich could be on the move, with Denver a possible landing spot.

But money likely will play a big role in any move by the Nuggets, who will have the midlevel exception of about $5.5 million and the biannual exception of $1.91 million. They have eight players with guaranteed contracts worth more than $78 million and must carry at least 13 players.