Found December 13, 2011 on Los That Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Nene Hilario
TEAMS: Denver Nuggets

In some people’s eyes, center Nene Hilario was the big prize of free agency. The 6’11″ center was said to be on the radar for a number of teams. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Denver Nuggets were able to retain their big man for the price tag of a five year, $67 million deal. [...]


Danilo Gallinari on life in Denver: “Crazy schedule, less aggressive women. I go to bed earlier.”

BallinEurope’s Enrico Cellini gives us some excellent highlights from a recent interview between his countryman Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets and Italy-based daily Gazzetta dello Sport. Gallinari is nicely candid in the piece on topics ranging from the comparison of the ladies in Milan, New York and Denver to el jefe himself, NBA commissioner David Stern. Read on for some...

Nene returns Nuggets to after re-signing

Nene said he never wanted to leave the Denver Nuggets - and the team gave him every possible reason for staying. Passing on contract offers from other clubs, the NBA's top free agent re-signed with the Nuggets, putting his signature on a five-year, $67 million contract Wednesday. ''It's a real exciting day for the Denver Nuggets,'' Nuggets President Josh...

Nuggets coach Karl welcomes Nene's return

Nene sent off a text to George Karl with just the words the Denver Nuggets coach wanted to hear.

Nene Passes On More Money To Return To Denver

Nene is a nice player.  Last season he averaged near career highs of  14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Denver Nuggets.  His PER was a career high 20.4, right in the Al Horford range and fifth among centers.  That season made him quite the sought-after commodity.  In fact, the New Jersey Nets reportedly offered Nene a four-year deal in the $70 million range.   ...

Melvin Ely Signs With Bobcats

Melvin Ely previously played for the Bobcats from the 04-05 season until the 06-07 season.

Nuggets coach Karl 'excited' to have Nene back

Nene sent off a text to George Karl with just the words the Denver Nuggets coach wanted to hear.

Nuggets sign Nene to five-year deal

The Denver Nuggets have re-signed Nene to a five-year deal, keeping the unrestricted free agent through 2015-16.

Raptors finalize signing of F Forbes

The Toronto Raptors have finalized the signing of forward Gary Forbes to a three-year deal.The undrafted free agent had a solid first season in the NBA, averaging 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in just 12 1/2 minutes per game over 63 contests with the Denver Nuggets.The Raptors signed Forbes to an offer sheet Saturday, and the Nuggets chose not to match.Forbes, a native of Panama City...

Nene Gets $67 Million from Nuggets

Nene was one of the biggest names in available in the NBA free agent market. On Tuesday, the Denver Nuggets re-signed their starting center for $67 million over five years. A number of other teams were interested in him including the Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets. Last season, the 29-year-old averaged 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game. The 2011-12 season...

Raptors sign forward Gary Forbes. Nuggets declined to match offer sheet

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have signed forward Gary Forbes after the Denver Nuggets chose to not match Toronto’s offer sheet for the restricted free agent. It is reportedly a three-year deal, with a team option on the third year. The Raptors signed Forbes to an offer sheet Saturday. Under the terms of the NBA’s [...]

Nuggets keep Nene with five-year, $67M contract

DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets have re-signed Nene to a five-year deal, keeping the unrestricted free agent through 2015-16.
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