Andre Miller last played for the Denver Nuggets in late December.

His next game could well be at the end of February.

In a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform.

The latest buzz regarding Denver's disgruntled point guard in advance of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline has the Timberwolves high on the list of teams trying to acquire the 36-year-old vet.

With one disclaimer.

Word is Minnesota wants to know it can shed the contract of guard J.J. Barea -- who has one season left on his contract after this one at $4.5 million -- before consenting to trade for Miller.