Monday , Dec , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Shopping Linas Kleiza?

Nuggets forward Linas Kleiza heard trade rumors last season. He might be hearing them again as the Feb. 19 deadline approaches. reported Kleiza could be possible trade bait for the Nuggets to land another big man. Kleiza last season was discussed as a possibility to go to Sacramento in a deal for Ron Artest before the Nuggets elected not to pull the trigger.

“This happened last year,’’ Kleiza said of trade rumors. “I think we all learned that this is a business, that you don’t know what is going to happen. We got Marcus (Camby) gone. We got (Allen Iverson) gone.

“One day, I wake up and I might be gone. That’s part of the business. Our biggest names have been traded. Whatever happens, happens. You can’t think about it. You can’t worry about it. You got to do what’s best for the team.’’