For years, Denver has tried to land a G League team. Proposals included Las Vegas, Seattle, Nashville, San Diego and Omaha, sources said. But there was always some impediment, from local ownership issues to building restrictions. With the Drive, the Nuggets could utilize a hybrid model. The infrastructure, arena, local sponsorships and partnerships are already in place. After Denver’s roughly $9 million buy-in, sources said, the Nuggets would be solely responsible for the basketball side of operations.