Good. I've cooled on him slightly, but I still would be happy if we picked him up as long as it wasn't an enormous deal.
Someone was saying in another thread he wanted DEN to give him $50m over 4 years. Is that true? If so, we should do that, or whatever the equivalent is with the new CBA, I think.
He's not a superstar or anything, but I think he'd be a great guy to have who would give us tremendous size by starting at PF next to Roy, and he can easily slide over the center when Roy sits.
He has his flaws, as most players do, but he'd be a big addition, I think.
Nice, now we have a chance
Collison/Stephenson (or Price)
Add another veteran big like Foster or Hayes, and maybe another wing (Kirilenko?), and you have an interesting team, I think.
Please God let this happen let us sign him and not kill our pockets
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lol that was the exact post I was going to make haha. This is our guy, Larry!!!!!!
Well at least imo, this is the player that we need to sign. Max contract? No. But I would rather throw money at Nene than at David West, that is for sure.
I throw money at this guy before David West. We'd have our own mini twin towers.
If we sign nene were a 50 win team imo. He's a big part of the reason the nuggets stayed so good after trading anthony, and honestly were building our team in a similar way to how the nuggets were, with great depth instead of a singular star.
This player will ask for and probably get 13.5-14 million per for 5 years. Career 12.3 PPG, 1 BPG, 6.9 RPG, PER =20.5. Not a dominant rebounder or shot blocker. Is he worth that money?
He did have a career high in field goal percentage and rebounds last year, is huge, and despite not being a huge assits guy a pretty good defender. Noone in the east would be able to stop both nene and hibbert in the blocks, he'd get guys like collison and roy tons and tons of assists.
I'd love to have Nene.
Stop quoting people I have on ignore!
I really don't want to pay him 14 million or whatever, but man oh man does he seem like a absolutely great fit.
If we got nene we could maybe win 50 games next year, which is more than the knicks, we'd be about as good as the hawks, and maybe the magic. Which isn't a bad thing when you take into account that were still quite young.
so nene's worth more than granger suddenly? uhhh no. i understand value in quality bigs and how much they tend to go for on the market, but in no world is nene's contribution to a basketball court worth anywhere close to $14m per season.
I like Nene, but 7.6 boards/game for the last two seasons? How does he not get more than that?
Throughout his entire career...he has never averaged more then 7.8 Rebounds and hasn't blocked more then 1 block in any of his 9 seasons.
If many are going to dismiss David West for SIMILAR REBOUNDING and ShotBlocking #s and want to throw near MAX $$$ at Nene....I know that #s aren't the whole story...but someone is really going to have to convince me that there is more to Nene's defense then his pedestrian David West-Like rebounding and shotblocking for a 6'11" Big Man.
I always assumed that he'd be a Dale Davis Like Big Man due to his sheer size and ( I assume ) strength...but these were all assumptions.....is he the Smashmouth Frontcourt Player that we want banging inside the paint against the likes of Noah and Boozer?
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"MikeWellsNBA: pacers tried to get nene a couple years ago"
I wouldn't give him $14M per, but I'd be o.k. with 5/$55M with incentives knocking it up to around 5/$60M.
Interesting stat: Nene has the 11th best career FG% in ABA/NBA history, and 4th best amongst active players, behind Shaq, Dwight Howard and (barely) Tyson Chandler. After years of watching J.O. and Roy shoot sub-.500, it'd be nice to have a big man who knows how to throw it down.