Nene Would Like To Retire With The Denver Nuggets

Nene decided to become one of the NBA's top free agents this offseason when he opted out of his contract with the Denver Nuggets. That doesn't mean his future won't be in Colorado, however.

Nene told the Denver Post's Woody Paige that he'd like to retire with the Denver Nuggets despite the fact that he'll test the market whenever the NBA lockout ends and free agency begins.

It's unclear how serious Paige is as a reporter in his column, but he cites that there are five teams that will have the chance to vie for Nene's services that have room under the salary cap, need a big man have direct flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and -- get this -- have Fogo de Chao restaurants.

Nene is expecting a child this month with his wife Lauren, a native of Fort Collins, Colo., and also has charitable organizations he supports in the Denver area, lending credence to Paige's report. Apparently the fact that there's a chance he'll play power forward next season, rather than slightly-undersized center, is also of interest to the Brazilian big man.

For more on the Nuggets and Nene's future, visit Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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