Denver Nuggets Rumors

Garrett OlsenCorrespondent ISeptember 3, 2009

With Denver still undecided on who they should sign to replace Linas Kleiza it seems as if a third player has jumped in the mix with Wally Szczerbiak and Rashad McCants.  Rumors are out that Desmond Mason a 35 year old 6'5 shooting guard was in Denver the other day and met with the Nuggets front office.

Mason averaged 7.5 ppg last year and has a career average of 12 ppg.  I like his game as well as his defense, but Mason has no three ball and Denver is in desperate need of a three. 

People from Mason's party are claiming that there is mutual interest, and I am assuming if Denver were to sign Mason it would be for the vet minimum and they would kiss Wally Szczerbiak and McCants behind.

If what I am assuming is the case then I don't think adding Mason is the best idea for Denver.  First of all if Denver added him they would have to run a three guard rotation like I talked about with McCants, but Mason is slower and older than McCants and would not fit well for the rotation.

Second, like I mentioned earlier-- Mason has no three point shot and Denver needs another three point shooter off the benchbecause the only other one they have is young Arron Afflalo and rookie Ty Lawson.

If Denver were to add Mason and Szczerbiak, then this becomes much more intriguing, but if Denver signs Mason to replace Linas Kleiza then Denver could be in for a rude awakening.

Stay tuned for more Nuggets rumors and breaking news.