Nets, Others Hoping To Land Nene, According To Report

Nene has never been regarded as a superstar around the NBA, but a great season last year has him being talked about as one of the top NBA free agents of this lockout-shortened offseason. The Brazilian big man has plenty of suitors, too, if he doesn't return to the Denver Nuggets.

The New Jersey Nets are one of the teams interested -- because they're interested in everyone worth their salt -- but the key will be to see who meets with Nene first when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 9. That decision, apparently, won't be made anytime soon.

"That will go down to the wire," a source close to Nene said.

The Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers were among the teams that reached out to Nene's representatives Wednesday, the first day teams were allowed to contact agents to discuss potential deals.

Yahoo! Sports reports that it could take upwards of $13 million per season to sign Nene, but for a team that wants to win this year, he's one of the best options on the board.

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