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A Brand New Team Is Trying To 'Aggressively' Pursue LeBron James

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors.

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 16: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

LeBron James free agency update: a new team is trying to jump into the fray. The Denver Nuggets are reportedly set to make an "aggressive" push for the NBA's best player.

James did not sign with a team in the first few hours of free agency, which saw a number of big moves made. Most notably, a potential James teammate—Los Angeles Lakers target Paul George—took himself off the market for the foreseeable future.

George wound up signing back with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Instead of taking a "one-plus-one" deal, which would allow him to reenter free agency after the 2018-19 season and potentially join a retooled Lakers squad, he signed a four year deal with OKC, with the final year being a player option.

The other main superstar floated as a potential LeBron partner in crime, Kawhi Leonard, remains on the San Antonio Spurs. There is no guarantee that the Lakers will be able to acquire him.

Other teams like the Philadelphia 76ers have tried to get involved, but ultimately it seems like LeBron is down to Cleveland or Los Angeles. Still, Denver is shooting its shot.

Yahoo! Sports' Chris Mannix reported the Nuggets' interest in getting involved in the LeBron James free agency race overnight.

The Nuggets locked down their star big man Nikola Jokic after free agency opened. He will reportedly get a five-year, $148 million deal. They also signed Will Barton to a four-year, $53 million extension.

Denver has one of the more talented young rosters in the NBA, but aside from Jokic, no true star. Mannix says that the team is willing to gamble on even a one year deal with LeBron.

Reading the LeBron tea leaves is always dangerous, but in doing so, this seems like an extreme long shot. If James was set to test out a year or two with a young team like this, Philadelphia probably makes more sense.

Still, give Denver credit. The Tribe Called Quest mantra of "scared money don't make none" did well for Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti over the last few years. It sounds like Nuggets president Tim Connelly has the same taste in hip-hop.

[Yahoo! Sports]