Atlanta - The Nuggets are still running in the race for Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson, according to NBA sources.
The Nuggets, Indiana, Boston, Minnesota and Golden State are talking to the Sixers about Iverson, according to sources. Denver had conversations Tuesday with Sixers officials.
The Sixers seem intrigued by salary-cap space and draft picks.
To make a deal work, the Nuggets would likely trade forward- center Nene and possibly two other players with expiring contracts, along with their two first-round picks in 2007, to Philadelphia. Since Nene is in the first year of a five-year, $60-million contract, the Sixers may want to send him to Portland for center Jamaal Magloire in order to acquire another expiring contract.
Denver also has made attempts to acquire Iverson, the 2001 MVP who now is inactive after asking to be traded, during last season and the past offseason.
"I'm going to call him and pick his brain," said Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, about Iverson. "But I can't see him in another uniform."
If we can get this deal done, it likely won't be till Friday.