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Denver Nuggets sophomore Bones Hyland has been gaining interest from three or four teams in the NBA, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said in the latest episode of the Hoop Collective podcast with Tim MacMahon and Tim Bintempts (h/t Bleacher Report).

“This is a guy on his rookie contract. I’ve heard three or four teams that already have an interest.

“Whether or not they can find a deal, remember, the Nuggets he plays a key role for them. Remember the Nuggets, they’re trying to win the whole thing, so they have to be mindful that if they make a move with a rotation player that they get a rotation player back.”

Despite holding a high ceiling as a talented scorer, Hyland appeared out of nowhere in the NBA’s recent trade mill, with the Nuggets looking to address their roster needs in preparation for a potential championship hunt this season.

The young guard already expressed his openness to be traded away by Denver in hopes to gain a much larger role elsewhere per TNT’s Chris Haynes.

This season, Hyland is averaging 12.1 points (39.9 percent shooting). He is also dishing out 3.0 assists while grabbing 2.0 boards.