The Denver Nuggets are aggressively exploring trade scenarios to unload the contract of Kenneth Faried.

Faried signed a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Nuggets in 2014. Faried is owed $13.8 million for the 18-19 season.

The Atlanta Hawks are one of the teams interested in facilitating a trade. Atlanta is seeking draft picks, young players or both. The Nuggets own the No. 14 overall pick in the draft.

The Hawks own four picks in next week’s draft: Nos. 3, 19, 30 and 34 overall.