The Denver Nuggets aren’t going to get Dwyane Wade, but they’re doing the right thing in chasing him.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Nuggets, along with the Bulls, Mavericks and Bucks, have been pursuing the disgruntled superstar, offering upwards of $20 million a year. And apparently, the Nuggets and Bulls have been the two most-aggressive organizations.

As the roster is constructed, it would be interesting to see how the Nuggets would integrate a guy like Wade into the roster. While he’s still a 20-point scorer who can take over a game at any moment, he’s 34 years old — and an old 34, at that.

I can’t imagine that Wade would be enough to push the Nuggets over the edge into title contention, and if that’s the case, I’m not sure handing over the reigns of the franchise to an aging superstar is the best idea; all he’d do is take much-needed minutes away from Jamal Murray, Malik Beasley and Gary Harris, who still need time to develop.

That said … it’s a fantastic idea.

Right now, the Denver Nuggets are the NBA’s afterthought. Players, fans, media — nobody pays attention to Denver.

If they do get Wade in their door, even if it’s just for a meeting, it means something. It means the Denver Nuggets are the type of organization that can get a superstar, even an aging superstar, to take a meeting with them. It’s the same reason they were reportedly trying to get a meeting with Kevin Durant, who never would have considered the Nuggets over options like the Thunder and Warriors.

All Tim Connelly is hoping for is that Wade comes out of the meeting saying, “No, I’m not going to Denver, but they’re legit.” A sentence that simple, from Dwyane Wade, could turn the tide for the Nuggets.

Maybe next offseason, when the cap and free agent class will really be crazy, the Nuggets can parlay a meeting with Wade into a meeting with a younger, more-viable superstar — even just an All Star.

What the Nuggets are doing is telling the rest of the league that they mean business, that they’re ready to make a splash and compete.

If that puts them ahead of similar organizations in the eyes of NBA players, then it’s all worth it.