Found December 14, 2011 on
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.
But Nene chose to pass up an average salary of $17.5 million and accept Denver's five-year, $67 million offer... or an average salary of $13.4 million per year.
Why would Nene pass up $4 million a year? Well, either the reporting was way off on the Nets offer, or Nene never really wanted to leave Denver. Let's face it, he may be smart enough to know that system suits him better than others would. There's also an issue of what was guaranteed versus what's not. A guy with multiple knee injuries on his resume wants to be sure he's set for a while.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets also added Corey Brewe...
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Denver has acquired Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer from the Mavs for a future second-round pick.
The Mavericks are interested in clearing Rudy Fernandez from their books to create more cap space.
The Nuggets are making a push for the Mavericks' Rudy Fernandez in a trade, a source said, which could help bolster the Nuggets backcourt.
The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to send forwards Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a future second-round pick, according to an ESPN.com report.
Fernandez didn't get a chance to suit up with the Mavericks since being acquired from Portland on draft night. He signed a three-year deal with Real Madrid during the lockout.
Brewer played in 13...
The Dallas Mavericks are in advanced discussions to trade Spanish swingman Rudy Fernandez to the Denver Nuggets for future draft considerations, according to sources close to the process.
… and, the good thing is, he’s the distributing point guard. Andre Miller played with newcomer Rudy Fernandez last season, so he knows Rudy’s game. Asked to describe what his new teammate will bring, Miller said:
“Energy. He’s a shooter. In Portland, he was a fan favorite. He definitely brings a lot of energy to the game. He’s a fun guy to be around. He’s kind of...
Get ready for "unos triples." Three-point shooting extraordinaire Rudy Fernandez is now with the Nuggets, as is former Florida star Corey Brewer, both acquired in a trade Tuesday with Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks traded Spanish swingmen Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer to the Denver Nuggets for a future second-round pick.
DALLAS (AP) -- The Mavericks have signed free agent guard Jerome Randle a day after clearing roster space by trading Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer.
Corey Brewer and Rudy Fernandez were dealt to the Denver Nuggets for a future second-round selection. This move was more about the Mavericks clearing up cap space by dealing away Brewer. Both players will add depth to a Nuggets team that has lost J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin and Wilson Chandler. The move should open up more playing time for both players who were likely pretty far down...
2010-11 record: 48-34 Head Coach: Nate McMillan Key Departures: Brandon Roy, Greg Oden (out for season), Rudy Fernandez, Andre Miller Key Additions: Nolan Smith, Raymond Felton Best-Case Scenario: The Blazers somehow find a way to once again overcome a slew of injuries and use their depth to be a mid-level playoff team in the Western…