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Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:17 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2011 2:01 pm
 
One of the surest bets of the soon-to-begin 2011 NBA free-agent period is that Nene wants out of Denver. Where he winds up, and how, will be among the most intriguing storylines when the floodgates open around Dec. 9.

The Nuggets are operating under the firm belief that Nene will test the market as an unrestricted free agent, according to a person familiar with the team's thinking. Six teams have registered interest, the source said: Golden State, New Jersey, Indiana, Miami, Dallas and Houston.

Nene, the top unrestricted free agent on the market in the view of many team executives, will have a say over where he winds up -- though not as much as free agents did under the previous system since free agents can no longer get max deals when leaving their teams via sign-and-trades.

Nene, 29, has long coveted Miami and Dallas as landing spots, but would have to force his way to one of those teams via a sign-and-trade since both are well over the cap. And whereas LeBron James was able to get a max deal through a sign-and-trade when he went from Cleveland to Miami, Nene would have to settle for a four-year deal with 4.5 percent raises under the new system in such an arrangement.

If the Golden State used the amnesty provision on Andris Biedrins, the Warriors would have enough room to sign Nene outright for close to the max -- but again, that would be a four-year deal with non-Bird raises as opposed to the five-year deal with 7.5 percent raises he'd get by re-signing with Denver. There's no incentive under the new rules for Nene to push for a sign-and-trade as opposed to an outright signing with another team, unless there was a clear preference for a team that didn't have room to sign him.

There is incentive, however, for the Nuggets to accommodate his wishes in the hopes of getting significant assets back through a sign-and-trade. For the Nuggets, the most advantageous scenario would be if Nene wanted to be in Miami, Dallas or Houston enough to be willing to accept less money to get there. 

UPDATE: The Nets would have room sign Nene to a max deal starting at 30 percent of the cap -- $17.4 million -- if they used amnesty on Travis Outlaw. The Pacers have enough room regardless, while the Rockets are close. They would either do a sign-and-trade or trade a player to create cap space or a trade exception. A source indicated the Rockets have no plans to use the amnesty clause on Terrence Williams.

Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

With the overall physical stature of NoNo, he should have a better career avg....and the avg he has, is from the 12-15 games he shows up and actually puts up numbers. Otherwise, he's really playing out of position and is in over his head.  In professional sports, you gotta want it...bottom line: overpaid and under performing.   Peace out and I wish you the best...just not here in Denver. (oh and my guess is he ends up in Miami, where he has less responsibility and pressure on him.)



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

Nene is as soft as a pair of satin panties.  This guy shows up for the first 2-3 quarters, and then Lebron James' the 4th.  Best of luck to whoever gets him, their gonna need it



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

Wait, basketball is back?  I still don't care.




Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

I stopped liking the guy when he dropped his last name. I just call him Cher or Madonna. Now that is Hilario...I mean hilarious.
Wow! Absolute worst attempt at humor I've seen in a long, long time! I sure hope your other attempts at humor are funnier..... Otherwise, please stop trying!!!




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

As a Nuggets fan he's a great player but he's no superstar.  He will get his butt kicked out there if he signs a max deal, he's not that good.  Fans will eat him up quickly in a big maket town.
haha this is probably a bergertale as no other major sports sites have even talked about this.  Berger continues to make up gossip and continues to be the worst NBA writer in all of sports.
I call bs on every article berger writes for the rest of his career.
4:46 AM , 4:49 AM , 5:10 AM.. what's wrong couldn't package your thoughts into one comment?

Sorry to tell you buddy but Nene is gone. He is sick of playing for the Nuggets, especially now that Carmelo bolted he sees the writing on the wall that they won't be competing for anything any time soon. He want's to go somewhere to have a shot at winning. It has been reported on other sites. Most folks who pay attention know that he has wanted out for a while, and this was reported before the lock out.

Your in denial.  



Since: May 10, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:10 am
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

I call bs on every article berger writes for the rest of his career.



Since: May 10, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:49 am
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

haha this is probably a bergertale as no other major sports sites have even talked about this.  Berger continues to make up gossip and continues to be the worst NBA writer in all of sports.



Since: May 10, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:46 am
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

As a Nuggets fan he's a great player but he's no superstar.  He will get his butt kicked out there if he signs a max deal, he's not that good.  Fans will eat him up quickly in a big maket town.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:52 am
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

Gasol just destroys Nene.
HAHAHAHA -- you mean a cast of MANY actually destroy Gasol!  what kind of line is that?  No posting anymore for you -- good night little wee one.  
We will stop assuming your level of intelligence and just go with the lowest legal limit.  

Gasol?!!?!?!?!  hahahaha  

GO MAVS 



Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:40 am
 

Nene wants out; six teams in hunt

I said it during the Owners imposed player lockout and I'll say it again!!!!
You can't Save the Greedy, Grubbin Fat Cat Owners from themselves!!!
The more things supposedly change-the more they remain the same!!!!


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