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08:55 AM ET 03.27 | Nuggets center Nene, an impending free agent, is amenable to re-signing with Denver but told us last week he has "for sure" thought about playing for the Heat: "They have a great team. They have a large Brazilian community." The Heat is interested but isn't optimistic it has the pieces to trade for him this summer.

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March 27, 2011  09:11 AM ET

Is he going to play for absolute peanuts? And please dont anyone say they could trade Bosh and Miller for him...Bc no team really wants either of those guys...

March 27, 2011  09:13 AM ET

A writer pipe dream, .... nothing to Trade, players, expiring contacts, or draft picks till 2016?, .... that leaves Nene for MLE...lol ...

Do not think Denver dumb effort to take Bosh for Nene ....

NY needs Nene toooo!

March 27, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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Is he going to play for absolute peanuts?

Brazil Nuts ;)

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March 27, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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A writer pipe dream, .... nothing to Trade, players, expiring contacts, or draft picks till 2016?, .... that leaves Nene for MLE...lol ...Do not think Denver dumb effort to take Bosh for Nene ....NY needs Nene toooo!

And if the Knicks keep Billups then that eats up their cap....

I think he ends up staying there...

March 27, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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Brazil Nuts ;)

ZING!!!!

March 27, 2011  09:31 AM ET

I would imagine he will still be a nugget but if they did trade him how about haslem for nene?

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March 27, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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That would be great for Miami. A scrappy PF for a good Center. The problem would be how to pay him and Nene doesn't want Haslem money.

Most guys would take a pay cut to play in Miami. If Denver traded him when his contract expires, to Miami they could sign him to a lower price deal if he's willing.

March 27, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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Is he going to play for absolute peanuts? And please dont anyone say they could trade Bosh and Miller for him...Bc no team really wants either of those guys...

You hit the nail right on the head. What team would want Chris "Mr. Soft" Bosh or Mike Miller? Lebron thought Miller was going to be a super 6 man. That didn't happen. Miller has been on losing teams for nearly ten years. That's all he knows how to do is lose. And Lebron wanted his friend Chris to play with him and Wade. Forgeting the fact that Bosh is a jump shooting soft power foward who can't gaurd the low post.

No team will want to have them. Both are over paid big time. And to think they could have signed David Lee on a lower contract and have a power forward that likes to play and defend the paint.

March 27, 2011  10:19 AM ET

And the other question ... Does Nene even take his ETO, and walk away from $11.6m ... if Nene has No Clue what the new CBA will be!

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March 27, 2011  11:18 AM ET
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Is he going to play for absolute peanuts? And please dont anyone say they could trade Bosh and Miller for him...Bc no team really wants either of those guys...

Bosh is better than Nene...period...so, Miami dealing Bosh for Nene is stupid.

Nene for Miller could be done, assuming Denver wanted Miller back.

I do think that if Nene played for the mid-level exception that Miami could sign him.

Players have been signing with Miami for less to have a chance to win a title, do not put it past Pat Riley to get him here.

Last time people underestimated Riles, he got 3 huge free agents...

Then he signed Haslem for about 4mil per season less too....Miller even took about 1 mil per season less to come to Miami.

Do not count him out.

March 27, 2011  11:23 AM ET

A player when considering signing for miami must also think about the "Hate Factor".
Some are just not cut out to handle the constant role of the Villian,..

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March 27, 2011  11:35 AM ET

heat cant afford to get nene plain and simple he will cost to much and no way nene takes a mid level to join them no way since there not alot of quality centers around

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