Monday, September 5, 2011
Could Nene Go To The Heat When The Lockout Ends?
The lockout still hasn't put an end to rumors or speculation regarding trades and free agency. News out of Miami is that the Heat could pursue Denver Nuggets free agent big man Nene.
Many call this possibility a longshot. Maybe not. Nene says that he wants to win a title. Miami is loaded for a title run. He also says it's not about the money. Now usually when someone says that, it's about the money when it comes time to sign a contract. Nene says that's not the case.
Nene told The Denver Post: “If people think it’s about money, they’re wrong. I’ve saved my money. I could retire today.”
There would be a $6 million dollar mid-level exception available and Nene would be leaving plenty of money on the table.
If Nene did sign with Miami, that could be the move to put Miami over the top. Nene could start at center, Chris Bosh permanently at the 4 spot and Udonis Haslem coming off the bench to strengthen that area. This could possibly make Heat haters' head's explode.