Daniel Gibson Drawing Interest From Nuggets

October 4 2013 at 10:37pm CDT By Chuck Myron

A longtime former Cavalier could soon find a new NBA home, as Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio notes at the end of his latest Cavs-related piece. The Nuggets are debating whether to reach out to Daniel Gibson, Amico writes. It's unclear whether Denver is preparing an offer, or simply wants to bring the seven-year veteran in for a workout, but it appears there's still a market for Gibson, who's never played an NBA game for a team other than the Cavs.

As I pointed out when I examined Gibson's free agent stock a couple of weeks ago, interest from NBA teams appeared to have dried up after several clubs were linked to him over the summer. Still, I thought his skill set would warrant an NBA opportunity at some point this season, and perhaps that will come in Denver.

The Nuggets have 14 fully guaranteed contracts, plus Quincy Miller's partially guaranteed deal and three camp invitees, so there's already plenty of competition for an opening-night roster spot. The team's interest in Gibson could signal a lack of confidence in Miller, but the 6'9" Baylor product plays small forward, while Gibson is a guard, and the Nuggets will be without starting small forward Danilo Gallinari to start the season.

The team's interest may simply lie in evaluating Gibson as a potential signee later in the season, or the Nuggets might want to see whether he'd accept a non-guaranteed camp invitation. Given the lack of space on Denver's roster, I'd expect Gibson's representatives at ASM Sports to insist on at least a partial guarantee if he were to sign with the team this month.

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