Nene's Return To Denver 'Possible'

What seemed like a slow news day turned into a pretty busy afternoon for the Denver Nuggets.

The 2010-11 schedule was released, followed by a report that Nene could return to the Nuggets and another that the Nuggets could offer Thaddeus Young a pretty hefty contract.

Nene, Nuggets have positive meeting

The Nuggets, as well as the Rockets, met with Nene and his representatives on Monday and sources said that Nene’s talks with the Nuggets was very positive.

The one advantage in the Nuggets corner is they can offer Nene a five-year deal, while the other teams can only offer him a four-year deal. To understand the numbers talks read Sam Amick’s article. 

Amick said Nene met extensively with the Nuggets’ general manager Masai Ujiri on Monday and while there was no contract discussions, sources said Nene’s return to Denver is possible, if not probable.

The one hitch in any deal is how much money the Nuggets are willing to offer, because they probably aren’t willing to give Nene anything close to what he wants. And if no deal is worked out there is always an option of sign-and-trade for Nene, since he will most likely seek a five-year deal.

Nuggets To Give Young A Big Offer

Young should be one of the big free agent signees of this offseason, but the 23-year-old forward hasn’t had the attention that Nene, Tyson Chandler or Arron Afflalo has had.

Young, as was talked about on Monday, is an energetic tweener that can cause mismatches on offense and defend both forward positions.

Steve Kyler tweeted Tuesday night,

Denver looks like they’ll make big offer to Thaddeus Young… he’s restricted Philly would have 3 days to match.

A deal around $30 million for 4 years is reasonable for Young, who still has room for growth. It’s close to what the Los Angeles Clippers offered DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers reportedly are going to offer Jordan a deal around $40 million for 5 years.


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