Dennis Rodman's attempt at a comeback took another step yesterday when he participated in an informal workout in Denver with the Nuggets.

"Talk to other players and they'll say that wasn't a 43-year-old guy that was running today," Rodman told the Rocky Mountain News. "That was a freak out there."

Nuggets General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe said Rodman "came here to see how he plays against NBA players."

Nuggets point guard Andre Miller was impressed.

"He looked pretty good," Miller said. "He's in shape. . . . I watched some of the things he does, thought maybe I could pick something up from him."

Training camp starts next week, and Vandeweghe wouldn't say whether Rodman will have a spot. Rodman said he'll be waiting by the phone.

"I want to come here and play and show people that I can bring some life back into the NBA and some fun," Rodman said. "Denver needs somebody like me."

Rodman, a four-time rebounding champion during a 14-year career mostly with the Pistons, Spurs and Bulls, last played in 2000. He is known for partying, tattoos, his multicolored hair, his eclectic love life and his run-ins with the law. But Rodman said he gave up alcohol about a year ago and started thinking about a comeback.

-- From News Services