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Nene thought he'd retire in Denver

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08:05 AM ET 01.18 | He's back -- for a day, anyway. Nene stepped off the Washington Wizards' team bus on Thursday and onto the loading dock at Pepsi Center for the first time as a visitor. ... Colorado will always be home for Nene, no matter where his professional basketball career takes him. He married a woman from Fort Collins and bought a dream home in the Denver suburbs in the summer of 2011 to put down roots. Until the Denver Nuggets traded him to the Wizards in March in a three-team deal that yielded JaVale McGee, Nene had always assumed that he would end his career with the Nuggets. "When you play that long in one team, yes, you think you're going to retire because I thought everything was okay, everything was fine," Nene said.

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January 18, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Were You Rocky Mountain High, Bro?

January 18, 2013  10:41 AM ET

I thought he wanted to play for a contender...guess it's all about money and losing on bad teams!

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January 18, 2013  02:59 PM ET
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I thought he wanted to play for a contender...guess it's all about money and losing on bad teams!

He wanted both - then they got more effort from a rook that showed Ujiri they didn't need Nene. Faried is better in almost every facet of the game.

 
January 18, 2013  04:21 PM ET
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He wanted both - then they got more effort from a rook that showed Ujiri they didn't need Nene. Faried is better in almost every facet of the game.

Faried can't score or block shots. So slow down, nuggets fan!

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