NBA Trade Rumors: Chris Andersen On Trading Block, According To Report

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 14: Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets grabs a rebound away from Markieff Morris #11 and Marcin Gortat #4 of the Phoenix Suns at the Pepsi Center on February 14, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

It appears the Nuggets are willing to part ways with veteran forward Chris Andersen.

The Denver Nuggets are looking to shop reserve forward Chris Andersen, according to a report from ESPN's Marc Stein. Andersen has played in 22 games this season, starting one, and averages 5.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest.

Related: Stein: Birdman officially on the trading block

According to Stein, Andersen became expendable when the Denver Nuggets signed Kosta Koufos to a three-year contract extension.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com this week that Nuggets center Chris Andersen is also available, with Denver having just signed Kosta Koufos to an unexpected three-year contract extension worth $9 million to lock him into a frontcourt rotation headlined by Nene and Timofey Mozgov.

Andersen is in his 10th NBA season, seven of which have been spent in Denver.

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