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Nene re-signs with Nuggets

Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:27 pm
 
The Nuggets are keeping this free agent, agreeing to terms Tuesday night with Nene for five years and $67 million, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to CBSSports.com.

Nene attracted significant interest from the Nets, Rockets and Pacers, among others, but decided to stay in Denver on a day when the team acquired Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer from Dallas into the trade exception left behind from the Carmelo Anthony trade last February.

The next order of business for Denver, which still has room to do more shopping, is to re-sign restricted free agent Arron Afflalo. A person with knowledge of those discussions said the two sides were making "good progress" toward a deal Tuesday night.

Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri met with Nene and his representatives Monday night, one of several meetings the team has had with its free-agent big man. Other meetings have included owner Josh Kroenke and coach George Karl.
 
The Rockets had hoped to pair Nene with Pau Gasol, but a three-team trade sending Chris Paul from New Orleans to the Lakers fell through. The Nets targeted Nene in the free-agent market but also have been pursuing a trade for Magic center Dwight Howard, a 2012 free agent who has been given permission to discuss a potential trade with New Jersey, the Lakers and Dallas.
 
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

You can think what you want but I do believe the next western conference champ will be Oklahoma City!!



Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

Big move for the Nuggets. As a Nuggets fan, I was thinking that missing out on Nene would mean lottery for the Nuggets. Now, with him, Gallinari, Andre Miller and, hopefully and most likely, Afflalo, they have a solid starting line. Plus, Lawson, Al Harrington Fernandez, BIRDMAN!!!, brewer and others make up a decent bench. Oh, and three of their best players might be stuck in China (Chandler, Martin, JR Smith). If they get those pieces back, look out. Especially with some of the changes among the Western Conference powers (Dallas, LA Lakers) With all of that, the Nuggest could be in for a really good season. 



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

Triple post...lol, no worries.. CBS is wacky sometimes. You could refresh your page 10 times and your comment isn't there.



Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

Sorry folks, I did not mean to double post. Computer froze for a second.



Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

73jaglover commented: "Now let me see if I understand this. We just complete a lockout/strike to assure that small market teams will make money and that stars will be reasonable paid but not outrageously, Right?"

Slight editing addition - We just completed a lockout/strike because the owners and players felt compelled to show the rest of the world how outrageously stupid AND greedy they really were and would continue to be regardless of what they were saying. Unfettered/economically brutal free agent signings and equally ridiculous (and annoyingly speculative) trade rumours that will bankrupt all but a handful of multi-billionaires abound!

Michael Douglas may well have been right - "Greed is (apparently) good."

Then again, so was Forrest: Astronomical stupidity and greed IS as astronomical stupidity and greed DOES.




Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

73jaglover commented: "Now let me see if I understand this. We just complete a lockout/strike to assure that small market teams will make money and that stars will be reasonable paid but not outrageously, Right?"

Slight editing addition - We just completed a lockout/strike because the owners and players felt compelled to show the rest of the world how outrageously stupid AND greedy they really were and would continue to be regardless of what they were saying. Unfettered/economically brutal free agent signings and equally ridiculous (and annoyingly speculative) trade rumours that will bankrupt all but a handful of multi-billionaires abound!

Michael Douglas may well have been right - "Greed is (apparently) good."

Then again, so was Forrest: Astronomical stupidity and greed IS as astronomical stupidity and greed DOES.




Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

73jaglover commented: "Now let me see if I understand this. We just complete a lockout/strike to assure that small market teams will make money and that stars will be reasonable paid but not outrageously, Right?"

Slight editing addition - We just completed a lockout/strike because the owners and players felt compelled to show the rest of the world how outrageously stupid AND greedy they really were and would continue to be regardless of what they were saying. Unfettered/economically brutal free agent signings and equally ridiculous (and annoyingly speculative) trade rumours that will bankrupt all but a handful of multi-billionaires abound!

Michael Douglas may well have been right - "Greed is (apparently) good."

Then again, so was Forrest: Astronomical stupidity and greed IS as astronomical stupidity and greed DOES.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:27 am
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

Scyte&Hammer,

Yep.
There is absolutely no star power to launch the Nuggets to any level to compete with the elite teams. But they still have time to swing something, but it's not looking good. At least they got rid of headcases JR Smith and Kenyon Martin. Martin would be ok for some toughness but not at $16 million for 40 games a year. There might be some room to sign some decent players with that kind of salary dump.



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:00 am
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

Now let me see if I understand this. We just complete a lockout/strike to assure that small market teams will make money and that stars will be reasonable paid but not outrageously, Right?   So Nene gets 67 million or over 13mil a year, Kwame gets 7m, and heaven only know what Paul and Howard will get.   I am sure glad we protected the owners from themselves.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:59 am
 

Nene re-signs with Nuggets

Stern has to be asking himself what he was thinking about with this lockout.  The same problems STILL exist.  The smaller market teams STILL can't compete.  Nene is a VERY good ball player, but if you think he is going to be the guy to carry the Nuggets for the next 5 years, you are crazy.  But its a small market, so they had to over-pay Nene to stay, and with the lower salary cap, the Nuggets will be hard pressed to field a quality team.  They had a LOT of talent last year, but most of those guys were really young with their price tag going UP, not down. 

A graduated salary cap and a graduated luxury tax threshold is the only way to fix it. 



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