The Denver Nuggets have gauged the trade value of Bones Hyland, sources tell Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

Hyland has occasionally clashed with Michael Malone and that has been a factor in Denver's dialogue.

The Nuggets are also concerned about their ability to afford to pay both Hyland on his next contract as well as Bruce Brown.

The Nuggets have expressed an interest in a defensive-minded frontcourt player plus a first round pick for Hyland.

Tim Connelly drafted Hyland while with the Nuggets and continues to be a supporter in his current position with the Minnesota Timberwolves.