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Warriors inquiring about Nene?

Posted on: February 9, 2011 12:43 pm
Posted by Royce Young

A few weeks ago, Ken Berger brought news that the Nuggets may have to deal with another player leaving Denver.

Nene has an early termination option this summer and by the sounds of it, is strongly looking at exercising it. So the Nuggets might be looking to move Nene to avoid getting Meloburned by him too.

Which means a lot of teams probably have called about Nene. One reportedly being the Golden State, who I think have made inquiries about every player in the NBA at this point.

The Warriors desperately are looking for a legit low-post scorer to go with David Lee. Andris Biedrins says the group of him, Lee and Brandan Wright could get it done though, if given the opportunity.

"Collectively, I would say yes we could do it," Biedrins said. If you just give us the opportunities, we can prove we don't need it."

Wright: "You really have to ask Coach Smart why I couldn't help the team out in that (area). I guess I'm not the man for the job right now. I could easily produce. I'm in the best shape of my life. I feel good about my game."

Reportedly, Nene has three teams in mind -- Dallas, Miami and a mystery team -- and a lot of other teams interested. More than likely Nene will be in the same situation as Melo if a trade comes up. It would likely be under the condition that he signs an extension with his new team.

Nene is going to have quite the market around him because not often can you go get a reliable low-post option like him at the deadline. The Nuggets may not even be interested in moving him, but if they aren't going to re-sign him, they might just decide to blow it all apart and move him.


Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2011 8:54 pm

Warriors inquiring about Nene?

Interesting how Biedrins left off Udoh in being able to get things done. Lee is doing a good job and I have liked his adjustments to the game. Just needs to get the toughness down. I'll do some "reading" into Biedrins statement and think he is worried about his job. Not to worry he has played himself into not being tradeable by how much he's sucked. GOOD JOB! Way to play for your team and fans. Love the statement if I would only receive passes I would score. How about if only Biedrins would rebound the ball, block shots and not get in foul trouble. That is a start. I would rather see Udoh make mistakes then Biedrins play right now. I wish Smart did not coddle his players so much. That is one area where Don Nelson gave babies the finger!!
I will be glad to see these players dropped and kicked out from the Warriors
Vlad Rad
C Bell
Amundson for his crappy free throw game shooting.

Wish B Wright a better career elsewhere, too bad he has been so brittle.

Short list of nice additions next season
M Gasol
T Chandler

Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2011 2:42 pm

Warriors inquiring about Nene?

Wonder who the Warriors could bargain up?

I don't even know where these Monta Ellis rumors come from. The dude is a top 10 player in the league IMO, but GS seems content on shopping him.

As I said in my previous article. If they were to trade for Bynum, that would make Nene more expendable for a proven player such as Ellis. I don't see Denver giving him up for anything else.

Picture this Lineup:

PG - Billups, Lawson
SG - Monta Ellis, Aaron Affalo
SF - J.R. Smith Trade (Chicago?)
PF - Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington
C - Bynum, Birdman

Not too bad for a supposedly rebuilding team eh?

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