PDA

View Full Version : Nene To Nets Nearly A Done Deal



Punk
12-09-2011, 01:59 PM
NYDNInterNets Stefan Bondy
SOURCE: Nets are closing in on Nene after upping the offer last night. Went hard after the center after Chandler went to the Knicks


On a Max Contract most likely. They will not end up with Dwight.

Fresno
12-09-2011, 02:00 PM
SOURCE: Nets are closing in on Nene after upping the offer last night. Went hard after the center after Chandler went to the Knicks
http://twitter.com/nydninternets


PG - Deron Williams
SG - Marshon Brooks
SF - Hedo Turkoglu
PF - Nene
C - Dwight Howard

It looks like the Knicks will have competition in terms of who is the best team in New York next season.

babalu69
12-09-2011, 02:00 PM
and the plot thickens.......

BigCityofDreams
12-09-2011, 02:01 PM
So much drama

RLundi
12-09-2011, 02:02 PM
???

Does this mean no Dwight Howard?

I am so utterly confused.

arkanian215
12-09-2011, 02:02 PM
We can't get Dwight if we sign Nene.

babalu69
12-09-2011, 02:02 PM
haha i love this

RevisIsland
12-09-2011, 02:13 PM
What's the cap situation looking like for New Jersey? What if they use the amnesty on Outlaw?

SeoulBeatz
12-09-2011, 02:13 PM
nets cant get dwight now.

i hate this move, Nene is a very good C, but MAX contract for a 30 year old C??? What?

lakerboy
12-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Thank you, Nene!

metsfanssince05
12-09-2011, 02:14 PM
MAX for Nene?

lakerboy
12-09-2011, 02:14 PM
If this goes through, Dwight is going to be giftwrapped to the Lakers. No more vetoes this time!

THE GIPPER
12-09-2011, 02:16 PM
if nene gets max i will die laughing

beliges
12-09-2011, 02:17 PM
We can't get Dwight if we sign Nene.

The league set the precedent yesterday of disallowing trades involving superstars to big markets. I dont see how Orlando can trade Howard to the Nets at this point. But if Dwight has his heart set on NJ and that is the only decision he wants to go to then it will be a difficult circumstance. This is a difficult precedent set. Now it will look very shady for any superstar to get traded to a big market team without the league stepping in and dictating what they want. Such a shame what has happened.

29$JerZ
12-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Eww
Nene for Max?

Not a good move imo.

Hawkeye15
12-09-2011, 02:20 PM
The league set the precedent yesterday of disallowing trades involving superstars to big markets.

from the NBA owned Hornets. They can't do crap about privately owned teams

KnickFanSince91
12-09-2011, 02:21 PM
The league set the precedent yesterday of disallowing trades involving superstars to big markets. I dont see how Orlando can trade Howard to the Nets at this point. But if Dwight has his heart set on NJ and that is the only decision he wants to go to then it will be a difficult circumstance. This is a difficult precedent set. Now it will look very shady for any superstar to get traded to a big market team without the league stepping in and dictating what they want. Such a shame what has happened.

Ummm...no. The only precedent the league set was nixing trades involving teams they own. It's not even as deep as you making it out to be.

AndyfromNeptune
12-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Can they still make the trade for Howard ?

sjbirds
12-09-2011, 02:21 PM
The league set the precedent yesterday of disallowing trades involving superstars to big markets. I dont see how Orlando can trade Howard to the Nets at this point. But if Dwight has his heart set on NJ and that is the only decision he wants to go to then it will be a difficult circumstance. This is a difficult precedent set. Now it will look very shady for any superstar to get traded to a big market team without the league stepping in and dictating what they want. Such a shame what has happened.

not completely true... the league vetoed the trade because they own no... it would be the same as the owners of the sixers shooting down a trade that thorn wants to do..

tcav701
12-09-2011, 02:22 PM
The league set the precedent yesterday of disallowing trades involving superstars to big markets. I dont see how Orlando can trade Howard to the Nets at this point. But if Dwight has his heart set on NJ and that is the only decision he wants to go to then it will be a difficult circumstance. This is a difficult precedent set. Now it will look very shady for any superstar to get traded to a big market team without the league stepping in and dictating what they want. Such a shame what has happened.

Signing Nene does not stop Lopez from being traded for D12.

P.S. there is no "precendent" the only reason the trade was vetoed is the league owns the Hornets.

I cant believe how few people grasp that. Remind me not to send my kids to your school districts.

HouRealCoach
12-09-2011, 02:22 PM
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nene for Max is possibly the WORST Deal ever LOL

RIP Nets smh

RLundi
12-09-2011, 02:23 PM
Can they still make the trade for Howard ?

With the tampering and the fact that their cap space is being eaten into by Nene, it is looking less and less likely that they will land Dwight.

Nycbball08
12-09-2011, 02:23 PM
What happens to Lopez?...

Fresno
12-09-2011, 02:24 PM
nets cant get dwight now.

i hate this move, Nene is a very good C, but MAX contract for a 30 year old C??? What?

Im not sure what you're talking about.

The only way the Nets would get Dwight is via trade anyways.

Pierzynski4Prez
12-09-2011, 02:24 PM
Horrible contract in the long run.

29$JerZ
12-09-2011, 02:25 PM
So does this mean Dwight will remain a Magic or go to LA/Houston?

Wade>You
12-09-2011, 02:26 PM
Knicks could've had CP3 - Melo - Amare
Nets could've had Deron - Howard - ???

Both really screwed that up.

thekmp211
12-09-2011, 02:26 PM
nene/lopez will be solid. way, way too much money.

obviously the short-term question is what does this mean for dwight howard? chris "the pulse" broussard was just saying it was a done deal to nj.

long-term...what does deron think of this?

Matrix3132
12-09-2011, 02:26 PM
Im not sure what you're talking about.

The only way the Nets would get Dwight is via trade anyways.

Problem is, Lopez doesn't make enough to trade for dwight, I haven't looked at their salary numbers but i think they'd have to trade d-will to make it work now...obviously they're not going to do that...

Cadet10
12-09-2011, 02:27 PM
Remind me not to send my kids to your school districts.[/QUOTE]

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

THE GIPPER
12-09-2011, 02:27 PM
Wait how do we know its a max? Did the tweet say that? Also, if they get dwight and nene they're the favorites to win it all imo they would just be way too BIG

Phaneuf3
12-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Horrible contract in the long run.

not so bad because its only a four year deal if its a max deal.... not so bad

Fresno
12-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Can they still make the trade for Howard ?

Yes. Nets currently have $16 Million in Cap Space.

Obviously Travis Outlaw will get amnestied which clears $7 Million off of their books.

arlubas
12-09-2011, 02:28 PM
You can't sign a guy like Nene for the max and then expect Deron to sign an extension with you. You just can't.

beliges
12-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Signing Nene does not stop Lopez from being traded for D12.

P.S. there is no "precendent" the only reason the trade was vetoed is the league owns the Hornets.

I cant believe how few people grasp that. Remind me not to send my kids to your school districts.

Hmm..ok. I guess what you are failing to understand is that while the league owns the Hornets, they have put certain guys in place to run the day to day operations of the team. These individuals had the authority to make decisions on behalf of the team. These decisions included negotiating and making trades on behalf of the organization. Which is what happened. So, just because the league owns the team does not give Stern the right to single handedly nix any deal he did not want to go through as those with the authority to negotiate and make a deal agreed to a fair and reasonable deal in good faith. Just because some owners felt bad because the Lakers were getting yet another superstar player, the deal was nixed. This is why CP3 is considering legal action and why everyone commenting on this is stating CP3 will prevail if it does get to court. This is a precedent set. Its not so simple as the league owns the Hornets. There are layers and layers of shadiness happening here.

iggypop123
12-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Can they still make the trade for Howard ?

if they sign nene its dead for the forseable future. they offered to take back turkeyglue. now they cant. they could swap nene for turkeyglue but free agent signings need to wait a while maybe a couple months. plus with tampering chargers hovering above you, its best to wait if they will file them or not to engage them again

29$JerZ
12-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Knicks could've had CP3 - Melo - Amare
Nets could've had Deron - Howard - ???

Both really screwed that up.

New York screwed getting Paul how?
He was Laker bound regardless of what we did.

NJ did screw up Howard from the looks of it.

Phaneuf3
12-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Problem is, Lopez doesn't make enough to trade for dwight, I haven't looked at their salary numbers but i think they'd have to trade d-will to make it work now...obviously they're not going to do that...

They wouldn't have too.... they could amnesty travis outlaw and if they could include jordan farmar or anthony morrow in the deal with lopez they could fit howard under the cap. That includes having nene signed

Fresno
12-09-2011, 02:31 PM
Problem is, Lopez doesn't make enough to trade for dwight, I haven't looked at their salary numbers but i think they'd have to trade d-will to make it work now...obviously they're not going to do that...

1. It depends on the details of Nene's contract and how he fits under the salary cap.

2. The Nets are going to use the amnesty clause on Travis Outlaw freeing up $7 Million in cap space.

3. Following the amnesty of Travis Outlaw; the trade would involve Brook Lopez, Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, & 2 1st Round Picks for Dwight Howard.

knicks=love
12-09-2011, 02:32 PM
http://twitter.com/nydninternets


PG - Deron Williams
SG - Marshon Brooks
SF - Hedo Turkoglu
PF - Nene
C - Dwight Howard

It looks like the Knicks will have competition in terms of who is the best team in New York next season.

:laugh:

ellisgw
12-09-2011, 02:32 PM
someone please tell why GM are so clueless? unless the nets get howard

Fresno
12-09-2011, 02:33 PM
You can't sign a guy like Nene for the max and then expect Deron to sign an extension with you. You just can't.

Why not?

Deron & Dwight each would be able to sign 5/$100 Million Dollar deals to remain in Brooklyn.

29$JerZ
12-09-2011, 02:33 PM
NJ needs to make another move
Nene at Max can't be what you sell to Deron to stay a Net

knicks=love
12-09-2011, 02:34 PM
Knicks could've had CP3 - Melo - Amare
Nets could've had Deron - Howard - ???

Both really screwed that up.

how did they screw up? i'd rather have a defensive presence down low as opposed to a defensive PG. amar'e can finally play in his natural position at the PF and won't have to be relied on down low since chandler is there. i'd rather have melo-amar'e-chandler right now. it was a great move for us.

Fresno
12-09-2011, 02:34 PM
They wouldn't have too.... they could amnesty travis outlaw and if they could include jordan farmar or anthony morrow in the deal with lopez they could fit howard under the cap. That includes having nene signed
This.

THE GIPPER
12-09-2011, 02:34 PM
:laugh:

What are you laughing at? Please dont tell me you're laughing because he has nene playing the 4 when thats his natural position.

29$JerZ
12-09-2011, 02:35 PM
He's laughing at Nene and Howard being on the same roster both at Max plus having Hedo in the mix.

NYsFinest
12-09-2011, 02:36 PM
What are you laughing at? Please dont tell me you're laughing because he has nene playing the 4 when thats his natural position.

He's laughing because that team has 100 million dollar payroll...

THE GIPPER
12-09-2011, 02:39 PM
He's laughing at Nene and Howard being on the same roster both at Max plus having Hedo in the mix.

I want to know where it says nene is getting a max contract other than Punk saying it

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-09-2011, 02:39 PM
thanks prok for giving us Dwight

BklynKnicks3
12-09-2011, 02:41 PM
hahahahahaha nets losers for life

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 02:45 PM
Last I checked teams can still fit 3 max or near max deals under the cap. See knicks and heat. DWill would take less to play with dwight and NeNe no doubt. They met with him last night lol I'm sure they got this

310Casper
12-09-2011, 02:45 PM
As a Laker fan, I hope this goes through. Once its official, Dwight might as well be shipped on the first plane to LA, giftwrapped with a huge bowtie.

Maybe Sterns ruling last night was a blessing in disguise.

Fresno
12-09-2011, 02:46 PM
Step by Step:

1. Nets currently have $16 Million in Cap Space

2. Nets use amnesty clause on Travis Outlaw which gives the Nets $23 Million in Cap Space

3. Trade


Nets: Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu
Magic: Brook Lopez, Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Damion James, Johan Petro, Stephen Graham, Sundiatta Gaines, & 2 1st Round Picks


4. Nets would now have $12.5 Million in Cap Space

5. If Nene wants to take a "slight" paycut to sign for $12 Million per year, he can.

He'll make whatever he is giving up to sign in New Jersey back in endorsements from playing in Brooklyn over the next few years.

6. Nets get then can sign Marshon Brooks & Jordan Williams, their 2011 draft picks.

7. Nets would have a $5 Million MLE to use to add a 6th Man and backups.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 02:50 PM
Ppl act like DWill or NeNe taking 12.5 mm is minimum wage. Don't underestimate the will to win. This plan has been in place for months and they just met with doubt. I'm positive nets wouldn't do this without assurances from DWill or dwight they would take slightly less to play with each other

Lucky.
12-09-2011, 02:50 PM
Didn't Nene say it wasn't about the money that he has plenty of that and he just wants to win?

Byronicle
12-09-2011, 02:51 PM
lmao NJ fans are pissed

PhillyFaninLA
12-09-2011, 02:54 PM
He's laughing at Nene and Howard being on the same roster both at Max plus having Hedo in the mix.

They could just amnesty Hedo.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 02:55 PM
lmao NJ fans are pissedabout what.

PacersForLife
12-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Well this sucks...

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-09-2011, 02:56 PM
Last I checked teams can still fit 3 max or near max deals under the cap. See knicks and heat. DWill would take less to play with dwight and NeNe no doubt. They met with him last night lol I'm sure they got this

you have tragic outlaw eating the cap space

310Casper
12-09-2011, 02:56 PM
about what.

About settling for Nene over d12.

Make all the argument you want about still being to go after d12 if nene is signed to max, but we all know that your chances of also getting him will be reduced to like 3% now...

Enjoy that 30 year old max contract nene. No way Dwill will re-sign with just that.

Avenged
12-09-2011, 02:58 PM
WoW!!

Sadds The Gr8
12-09-2011, 02:59 PM
It better not be for max...

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-09-2011, 03:02 PM
if its a max....:facepalm:

still1ballin
12-09-2011, 03:02 PM
yay for nene!

LakersKB24
12-09-2011, 03:02 PM
:pray:

SteBO
12-09-2011, 03:02 PM
Nene gets a max contract, I don't wanna hear Prokhorov ***** and moan about losing money.....

rurichie
12-09-2011, 03:03 PM
1. Nene won't be the max I guarantee that, and 2. Dwight will be right beside him soon

Cal827
12-09-2011, 03:03 PM
And some people argue that centers aren't overpaid... WHAT.THE. ****. Max deal

# It'sUSdollarsProkorovnotRublesSMH

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:04 PM
you have tragic outlaw eating the cap space

Amnesty clause? or have you been living under a rock?

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Nene gets a max contract, I don't wanna hear Prokhorov ***** and moan about losing money.....

I'm sure he'll pass on buying another yacht for the chance to make the playoffs. I hope it's not for max though.

McPeak92
12-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Why do you guys think this means no Dwight? They still have the assets to trade for him.

310Casper
12-09-2011, 03:05 PM
1. Nene won't be the max I guarantee that, and 2. Dwight will be right beside him soon

quoted for future ownage.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:05 PM
About settling for Nene over d12.

Make all the argument you want about still being to go after d12 if nene is signed to max, but we all know that your chances of also getting him will be reduced to like 3% now...

Enjoy that 30 year old max contract nene. No way Dwill will re-sign with just that.

I dunno some how Knicks fit Melo, Amar'e and Chandlers max deals under the cap. We good.

Robbw241
12-09-2011, 03:05 PM
Why do you guys think this means no Dwight? They still have the assets to trade for him.

Cap space, this is all about cap space. Nene for that much money means we can't trade for Hedo, can't sign him in FA so leverage goes.

Cal827
12-09-2011, 03:05 PM
Nene gets a max contract, I don't wanna hear Prokhorov ***** and moan about losing money.....

I guess he truly thinks that Nene can lead them to the promise land...

Seriously, what was the point of the lockout? I thought it was supposed to prevent deals like this :pity:

avon_barksdale
12-09-2011, 03:06 PM
so dwight to lakers now?

airforceones25
12-09-2011, 03:06 PM
Nene is about DoMeFavors for Lakers fans! :facepalm:

bryan71023
12-09-2011, 03:06 PM
Step by Step:

1. Nets currently have $16 Million in Cap Space

2. Nets use amnesty clause on Travis Outlaw which gives the Nets $23 Million in Cap Space

3. Trade


4. Nets would now have $12.5 Million in Cap Space

5. If Nene wants to take a "slight" paycut to sign for $12 Million per year, he can.

He'll make whatever he is giving up to sign in New Jersey back in endorsements from playing in Brooklyn over the next few years.

6. Nets get then can sign Marshon Brooks & Jordan Williams, their 2011 draft picks.

7. Nets would have a $5 Million MLE to use to add a 6th Man and backups.

Thank You!!! You're like the only person who get it. Listen if the Nets trade for Howard I'm sure Nene would accept a 4 year $50 million deal once he knows Dwight will be here once that's done with the Nets still have the MLE to use to get a player like Jamal Crawford who wants to be in NY.

G: Williams
G: Crawford
F: Turkoglu
F: Nene
C: Howard

This can happen it's not impossible

Pakman
12-09-2011, 03:06 PM
Why do you guys think this means no Dwight? They still have the assets to trade for him.

That's exactly what it means.

THE GIPPER
12-09-2011, 03:07 PM
And some people argue that centers aren't overpaid... WHAT.THE. ****. Max deal

# It'sUSdollarsProkorovnotRublesSMH

Again, where does it say its a max deal?

Cal827
12-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Well, based on recent signings by the Nets and the Knicks.... I guess there are only like 3 teams that can chase down Paul, Howard or maybe Wiliams outright... Clippers, Boston and Toronto :p

Dwight, Toronto says hello :dance:

lol I just don't get it from NJ.

Cal827
12-09-2011, 03:08 PM
Again, where does it say its a max deal?

Sorry, I meant to say "if".

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:08 PM
People took this Near MAX contract line and ran with it lol. Tyson Chandler also got a near Max deal lmao

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:08 PM
Thank You!!! You're like the only person who get it. Listen if the Nets trade for Howard I'm sure Nene would accept a 4 year $50 million deal once he knows Dwight will be here once that's done with the Nets still have the MLE to use to get a player like Jamal Crawford who wants to be in NY.

G: Williams
G: Crawford
F: Turkoglu
F: Nene
C: Howard

This can happen it's not impossible
Reports: Nets Offering Nene 4 Years, $60-$65 Millionhttp://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/12/reports-nets-offering-nene-4-years-60-65-million/

arkanian215
12-09-2011, 03:09 PM
Supposedly it's 4 years @ $65 million. FML.

nyfinest4life
12-09-2011, 03:09 PM
if the nets get dwight, which might seem unlikely now after the rumors of tampering, the nets r gonna take on turkoglu's bad contract so either turkoglu or outlaw will be on the nets hands. cant amnesty both of them so one of those terrible contracts will be on the nets cap

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:10 PM
WojYahooNBAAdrian Wojnarowski

Y! Free Agent-Trade Buzz: Nets preparing huge offer for Nene Friday, reports swirling of tampering with Dwight Howard. http://tinyurl.com/bv5fn6l

25 minutes ago

:o

Sadds The Gr8
12-09-2011, 03:11 PM
Supposedly it's 4 years @ $65 million. FML.

:facepalm:

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 03:11 PM
nets cant get dwight now.

i hate this move, Nene is a very good C, but MAX contract for a 30 year old C??? What?

Nene is a really really good center. You gotta pay for players... if you don't someone else will, and you will get left behind.

bryan71023
12-09-2011, 03:12 PM
Reports: Nets Offering Nene 4 Years, $60-$65 Millionhttp://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/12/reports-nets-offering-nene-4-years-60-65-million/

So then what's the whole point of going after Howard if they were going to do this?

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 03:12 PM
Well, based on recent signings by the Nets and the Knicks.... I guess there are only like 3 teams that can chase down Paul, Howard or maybe Wiliams outright... Clippers, Boston and Toronto :p

Dwight, Toronto says hello :dance:

lol I just don't get it from NJ.

Do you think Dwight would sign an extension to play in Toronto?

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:12 PM
Nene is a really really good center. You gotta pay for players... if you don't someone else will, and you will get left behind.

this:D

NYY09
12-09-2011, 03:13 PM
WojYahooNBAAdrian Wojnarowski

Y! Free Agent-Trade Buzz: Nets preparing huge offer for Nene Friday, reports swirling of tampering with Dwight Howard. http://tinyurl.com/bv5fn6l

25 minutes ago

:o

Ohhh snap! :p

KnickaBocka.44
12-09-2011, 03:13 PM
if the nets get dwight, which might seem unlikely now after the rumors of tampering, the nets r gonna take on turkoglu's bad contract so either turkoglu or outlaw will be on the nets hands. cant amnesty both of them so one of those terrible contracts will be on the nets cap

This is incorrect. In addition to the new amnesty clause there is also a "stretch" amnesty that can extend the amount of years that a player recieves the money he is owed from his previous contract.

rhymeratic
12-09-2011, 03:13 PM
It doesn't matter what the Nets do honestly... you're not getting Dwight thanks to Tampering.... Getting Nene isn't spectacular considering what your roster is. Meh.... might as well trade for Chris Paul and figure out how to flip Paul or Williams for a strong SF

VillaMaravilla
12-09-2011, 03:14 PM
If this goes through, Dwight is going to be giftwrapped to the Lakers. No more vetoes this time!

the prblem is Orlado doesnt want to deal with you guys, but I still you guys end up with him but in free agency not by trade.......imo

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:14 PM
So then what's the whole point of going after Howard if they were going to do this?

IDK maybe they think they wont get Howard now:confused:

J4KOP99
12-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Good for the Nets. They will be solid if they can get this deal done.

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 03:14 PM
It doesn't matter what the Nets do honestly... you're not getting Dwight thanks to Tampering.... Getting Nene isn't spectacular considering what your roster is. Meh.... might as well trade for Chris Paul and figure out how to flip Paul or Williams for a strong SF

:eyebrow:

310Casper
12-09-2011, 03:14 PM
in Re: Orlando/Lakers


the prblem is Orlado doesnt want to deal with you guys,

link?

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:14 PM
You guys are buggin if you think Dwill wouldnt restructure his deal to play with D12 and NeNe.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Amnesty clause? or have you been living under a rock?

dont think they are gonna use it on a contract which is under 10 mil.

that would be a wasting

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Perhaps you guys are underestimating Prokhorov? He is a world class business man.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Reports: Nets Offering Nene 4 Years, $60-$65 Millionhttp://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/12/reports-nets-offering-nene-4-years-60-65-million/

:puke:

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:16 PM
You guys are buggin if you think Dwill wouldnt restructure his deal to play with D12 and NeNe.

or the Knicks:D:D:D:D:D Howard to LA, Dwill to Knicks or Mavs , and Paul follows Howard

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 03:16 PM
dont think they are gonna use it on a contract which is under 10 mil.

that would be a wasting

They will if it means getting Howard.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:16 PM
It doesn't matter what the Nets do honestly... you're not getting Dwight thanks to Tampering.... Getting Nene isn't spectacular considering what your roster is. Meh.... might as well trade for Chris Paul and figure out how to flip Paul or Williams for a strong SF

First of all you have no clue what the penalty for tampering is so speaking nonsense, secondly it wasnt tampering even if they did meet, 3rd its now being reported they never met.

airforceones25
12-09-2011, 03:17 PM
Watch the Nets end up using the amnesty clause on Nene!:laugh:

arkanian215
12-09-2011, 03:17 PM
It doesn't matter what the Nets do honestly... you're not getting Dwight thanks to Tampering.... Getting Nene isn't spectacular considering what your roster is. Meh.... might as well trade for Chris Paul and figure out how to flip Paul or Williams for a strong SF

One of the Nets beat writers is denying the tampering thing reported by Aldridge. So much misinformation right now.

League source says report about meeting in Miami between Prokhorov, King and Dwight Howard is not correct.https://twitter.com/#!/NYDNInterNets/status/145216782809038848

If I had to guess, Orlando is trying to gain some leverage and waste some time. Nets have to threaten to leave the table because they'll miss out on the decent FA's if they continue to beat around the bush with Orlando. That's all if those two teams are talking at all and Broussard is right about D12's trade demand. Still waiting for another journalist to verify Broussard's initial claims.

Mudvayne91
12-09-2011, 03:17 PM
So is this done? Pretty bad deal for Nets if you ask me, but I've wanted Nene out after his last contract extension.

Cal827
12-09-2011, 03:17 PM
or the Knicks:D:D:D:D:D

That would be so hilarious for the neutral fan... Net fans would likely s*it bricks though.

Celticsfan2007
12-09-2011, 03:17 PM
Nets are horrible if they sign Nene. Not a Max guy IMO.

10-12m a year? sure.

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:18 PM
Perhaps you guys are underestimating Prokhorov? He is a world class business man.

showed that yesterday in Miami:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:19 PM
So is this done? Pretty bad deal for Nets if you ask me, but I've wanted Nene out after his last contract extension.

Slightly more than Chandler got and NeNe is a better player. Not a bad deal. Lots of people were calling him an allstar last year. You gotta do what you gotta do to get good players.

DLeeicious
12-09-2011, 03:20 PM
Some serious Tyson Chandler and Nene overrating happening the last few days. No way is he worth a max deal.

Slimsim
12-09-2011, 03:20 PM
nene is a good player people are over blowing it

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 03:20 PM
I really wonder why they chose to go this route tho... as much as I like Nene, it doesn't take much to see that Dwight is better... Maybe they thought they lost the sweeptstakes to LA?

As much as I dislike the Net's it's a good signing... I much prefer they sign nene, then Dwight for the Knicks sake. and I'm also glad to see he got paid alot more then Chandler.

Nene and Brook will coexist well... since nene's natruall position is the 4 IMO.

Jetsguy
12-09-2011, 03:21 PM
Not a nets fan so I dont care but where does it say max deal? No way Nene is getting a max deal from anyone. Now that Chandler is signed the Market for Nene is set somewhere under that I would think.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:21 PM
showed that yesterday in Miami:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Yes because it was horrible business strategy getting a commitment from Dwight. Im Sure that didnt help them plan out this free agency at all [/Sarcasm]

imagesrdecievin
12-09-2011, 03:21 PM
This is just a smokescreen to help deny the Dwight tampering charges - "No way we were meeting with DH - we were too busy preparing this offer for Nene!"

jmoney85
12-09-2011, 03:22 PM
they could always flip nene to orlando around the trade deadline

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-09-2011, 03:22 PM
yikes

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:24 PM
Yes because it was horrible business strategy getting a commitment from Dwight. Im Sure that didnt help them plan out this free agency at all [/Sarcasm]

its against League Rules:facepalm: but guess thats smart:confused:

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 03:25 PM
Not a nets fan so I dont care but where does it say max deal? No way Nene is getting a max deal from anyone. Now that Chandler is signed the Market for Nene is set somewhere under that I would think.

Yes Nene will get a max deal, if not from the Net's, someone else.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:26 PM
its against League Rules:facepalm: but guess thats smart:confused:

League rules are defined in the CBA. Guess what?? There was no CBA :facepalm:

Mudvayne91
12-09-2011, 03:27 PM
Slightly more than Chandler got and NeNe is a better player. Not a bad deal. Lots of people were calling him an allstar last year. You gotta do what you gotta do to get good players.

Nene's year last was definitely much improved, but it's not uncommon for a player to do more in a contract year. I'm just saying as a Nugs fan, buyer beware. I just wouldn't put that much invested in him and I wouldn't say Nene is much better than Chandler, if at all. Maybe not the best comparison though cause they bring different things to the court. Either way, I hope the best for him though and actually like the Nets quite a bit.

jmoney85
12-09-2011, 03:29 PM
nene is much better than chandler... chandler was a role player before last postseason

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:29 PM
League rules are defined in the CBA. Guess what?? There was no CBA :facepalm:

wow someone tell me am I wrong :confused: its ok for a owner of another team to meet with a player under contract...:confused:

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Nene's year last was definitely much improved, but it's not uncommon for a player to do more in a contract year. I'm just saying as a Nugs fan, buyer beware. I just wouldn't put that much invested in him and I wouldn't say Nene is much better than Chandler, if at all. Maybe not the best comparison though cause they bring different things to the court. Either way, I hope the best for him though and actually like the Nets quite a bit.

It's not like NeNe was a bad player before last year either. He always was a good player. If Chandler got 60MM this is not a bad a deal for NeNe and he will be playing with an elite PG for the first time so that should help him take his game to a higher level. Plus Ive never heard anything negative about NeNe in terms of work ethic or attitude.

jrm2054
12-09-2011, 03:31 PM
They can and prob will still get D12

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:34 PM
wow someone tell me am I wrong :confused: its ok for a owner of another team to meet with a player under contract...:confused:

Dude what do you think the CBA is for? really? A piece of toilet paper? There are zero rules and guidelines without it. Once Stern ripped up the old one it is anarchy basically.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:36 PM
nene is much better than chandler... chandler was a role player before last postseason

Its hella of funny but before last postseason CHandler was in NOBODY's top-10 Centers list and most everyone had Nene in their top-5. But suddenly NeNe is overpaid? LOL these guys kill me!

Punk
12-09-2011, 03:36 PM
nene is much better than chandler... chandler was a role player before last postseason

:facepalm:

Nene IS A role player.

310Casper
12-09-2011, 03:37 PM
Orlando magic just waived Arenas... (source: Alex Kennedy)


Somethings about to go down.

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:37 PM
Dude what do you think the CBA is for? really? A piece of toilet paper? There are zero rules and guidelines without it. Once Stern ripped up the old one it is anarchy basically.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7335641/sources-new-jersey-nets-meet-dwight-howard-tampering

The New Jersey Nets met with Dwight Howard Thursday night in a move that would be a violation of the league's tampering rules, according to multiple sources.Howard

Howard met with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and general manager Billy King in Miami, sources said. Howard was joined by a few business associates.

The meeting violates the NBA's tampering rules because Howard's current team, the Orlando Magic, did not know about the meeting or give the Nets permission to meet with him, according to the sources.
NBA.com reported that the Magic are considering filing tampering charges against two teams, one being the Nets. SI.com reported that the other team is the Houston Rockets.

The meeting was the first between Howard and the Nets, but the second between Howard's representatives and the Nets. At the meeting, the group discussed a deal in which Howard would be traded to New Jersey. The plan was for Howard to ask Orlando to trade him Friday morning.

Sources said the Magic had been discussing a possible trade with New Jersey the past few days, but that nothing had been agreed upon.



Chris Broussard is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

Follow Chris Broussard on Twitter: @chris_broussard

Robbw241
12-09-2011, 03:38 PM
OMG nets fans why are you so stupid, you need to learn to shut the hell up. I swear it's like DoMeFavors cloned himself or something.

JordansBulls
12-09-2011, 03:38 PM
http://twitter.com/nydninternets


PG - Deron Williams
SG - Marshon Brooks
SF - Hedo Turkoglu
PF - Nene
C - Dwight Howard

It looks like the Knicks will have competition in terms of who is the best team in New York next season.

So wait are the Nets getting Nene and still trying to trade for Dwight as well?

KnicksR4Real
12-09-2011, 03:38 PM
No more Dwight!

jmoney85
12-09-2011, 03:38 PM
:facepalm:

Nene IS A role player.

haha keep thinking that

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:39 PM
OMG nets fans why are you so stupid, you need to learn to shut the hell up. I swear it's like DoMeFavors cloned himself or something.

I think he has multiple accounts:D

jrm2054
12-09-2011, 03:40 PM
Orlando magic just waived Arenas... (source: Alex Kennedy)


Somethings about to go down.
I agree

iggypop123
12-09-2011, 03:40 PM
So wait are the Nets getting Nene and still trying to trade for Dwight as well?

money wise they techincally can, but they can longer absorb turkeyglue's contract anymore. so its basically lopez and 1 first roudners for dwight straight up. might be better to call LA and get odom and bynum with future first rounders.

Robbw241
12-09-2011, 03:41 PM
So wait are the Nets getting Nene and still trying to trade for Dwight as well?

no one knows. We may be able to but we'd need to add like Brooks+ James or Petro for salary purposes.

Mudvayne91
12-09-2011, 03:41 PM
It's not like NeNe was a bad player before last year either. He always was a good player. If Chandler got 60MM this is not a bad a deal for NeNe and he will be playing with an elite PG for the first time so that should help him take his game to a higher level. Plus Ive never heard anything negative about NeNe in terms of work ethic or attitude.

Definitely a solid player. He was actually known for being lazy as far as blocking out or going for a rebound, but more so early in his career and he's definitely a great teammate and far from a headache. Just my opinion. Hope it works out well though.

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:41 PM
money wise they techincally can, but they can longer absorb turkeyglue's contract anymore. so its basically lopez and 1 first roudners for dwight straight up. might be better to call LA and get odom and bynum with future first rounders.

:clap:

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:42 PM
http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7335641/sources-new-jersey-nets-meet-dwight-howard-tampering

The New Jersey Nets met with Dwight Howard Thursday night in a move that would be a violation of the league's tampering rules, according to multiple sources.Howard

Howard met with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and general manager Billy King in Miami, sources said. Howard was joined by a few business associates.

The meeting violates the NBA's tampering rules because Howard's current team, the Orlando Magic, did not know about the meeting or give the Nets permission to meet with him, according to the sources.
NBA.com reported that the Magic are considering filing tampering charges against two teams, one being the Nets. SI.com reported that the other team is the Houston Rockets.

The meeting was the first between Howard and the Nets, but the second between Howard's representatives and the Nets. At the meeting, the group discussed a deal in which Howard would be traded to New Jersey. The plan was for Howard to ask Orlando to trade him Friday morning.

Sources said the Magic had been discussing a possible trade with New Jersey the past few days, but that nothing had been agreed upon.



Chris Broussard is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

Follow Chris Broussard on Twitter: @chris_broussard
Chris Broussard said on live television not 20 minutes ago that the Magic probably dont have a case because the meeting took place before the CBA was signed. I follow Chris on twitter BTW.

KnickaBocka.44
12-09-2011, 03:42 PM
OMG nets fans why are you so stupid, you need to learn to shut the hell up. I swear it's like DoMeFavors cloned himself or something.

I agree whole heartedly with you on this one, but you know who is really cracking me up today? The Laker fans thanking the Nets for giftwrapping them Dwight....LOL....Did they not learn ANYTHING from yesterday?

Punk
12-09-2011, 03:44 PM
haha keep thinking that

Nene was the 5th option in the Melo era. Good luck believing Nene is a star.

goose14741
12-09-2011, 03:44 PM
dont believe it until its is official

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:45 PM
:facepalm:

Nene IS A role player.

NENE really looked like a ROLE player last year when the nuggets went HAM after the Melo trade. Great point!!

PhillyFaninLA
12-09-2011, 03:46 PM
http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7335641/sources-new-jersey-nets-meet-dwight-howard-tampering

The New Jersey Nets met with Dwight Howard Thursday night in a move that would be a violation of the league's tampering rules, according to multiple sources.Howard

Howard met with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and general manager Billy King in Miami, sources said. Howard was joined by a few business associates.

The meeting violates the NBA's tampering rules because Howard's current team, the Orlando Magic, did not know about the meeting or give the Nets permission to meet with him, according to the sources.
NBA.com reported that the Magic are considering filing tampering charges against two teams, one being the Nets. SI.com reported that the other team is the Houston Rockets.

The meeting was the first between Howard and the Nets, but the second between Howard's representatives and the Nets. At the meeting, the group discussed a deal in which Howard would be traded to New Jersey. The plan was for Howard to ask Orlando to trade him Friday morning.

Sources said the Magic had been discussing a possible trade with New Jersey the past few days, but that nothing had been agreed upon.



Chris Broussard is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

Follow Chris Broussard on Twitter: @chris_broussard


They can still trade for or sign Dwight even if found guilty. What this means is a huge fine and maybe loss of draft picks.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:47 PM
Nene was the 5th option in the Melo era. Good luck believing Nene is a star.

Nuggets post Melo>>Nuggets w/Melo

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Nuggets post Melo>>Nuggets w/Melo

ahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha hhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahha hahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha hahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahah ahhahahahahahhaahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahah ahahahahhahahahahahaha

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:49 PM
ahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha hhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahha hahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha hahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahah ahhahahahahahhaahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahah ahahahahhahahahahahaha

*Looks at their record from 2011* :facepalm:

Punk
12-09-2011, 03:51 PM
I wish this forum had real basketball fans. Nene never averaged over 10 PPG in his career. EVER.

He's had the potential to be a 15 & 10 player but he never has. HE is FAR FAR FAR from a superstar. Good luck believing that.

iggypop123
12-09-2011, 03:51 PM
They can still trade for or sign Dwight even if found guilty. What this means is a huge fine and maybe loss of draft picks.

with charges looming its best not to even get involved. the nba could take away their draft pics like the joe smith situation. not saying the same but thats the punishment the nba can do and more importantly the more likely thing is a huge fine and banning howard from going to New Jersey via trade.

ellisgw
12-09-2011, 03:52 PM
its funny how both lakers and rockets were making trades to go after howard lol and lakers did not know it

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 03:53 PM
*Looks at their record from 2011* :facepalm:

lol 30 games??? plz. I watched every Nugget's game from Melo's rookie season till the day he was traded. don't try to feed me 30 games, post-trade.

iggypop123
12-09-2011, 03:53 PM
I wish this forum had real basketball fans. Nene never averaged over 10 PPG in his career. EVER.

He's had the potential to be a 15 & 10 player but he never has. HE is FAR FAR FAR from a superstar. Good luck believing that.

he had 15 last year and above 10 for the last 3 years. those years he was near the top in fg% . sometimes i wish posters here would actually follow the nba and not be like you some guy who randomly throws out facts

http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/1713/nene-hilario

tcav701
12-09-2011, 03:54 PM
*Looks at their record from 2011* :facepalm:

And then looks at NYs record before and after Melo.

Its funny that the Nuggets got better and the Knicks got worse.....

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:54 PM
lol 30 games??? plz. I watched every Nugget's game from Melo's rookie season till the day he was traded. don't try to feed me 30 games, post-trade.

yeah Im sure you did. Nuggets really tanked with Nene as there best player and the Knicks really took it to a whole notha level!

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 03:55 PM
yeah Im sure you did. Nuggets really tanked with Nene as there best player and the Knicks really took it to a whole notha level!

I didn't say that. Denver played extremly well after the trade. But you high, and lying to yourself if you think Melo's Nugget's were worse then this current squad.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:56 PM
I wish this forum had real basketball fans. Nene never averaged over 10 PPG in his career. EVER.

He's had the potential to be a 15 & 10 player but he never has. HE is FAR FAR FAR from a superstar. Good luck believing that.

Are you talking about Tyson Chandler or NeNe? Reall basketball fan? Look in the mirror your basically trashing your own teams signing more! these guys basically got the same deal.

Eagles4Lyfe
12-09-2011, 03:57 PM
How is this signing bad?? Its just more assets for them to trade to the Magic to get howard in the offseason in a S and T...

GodsSon
12-09-2011, 03:58 PM
LOL what a terrible deal if it's for the max

They officially have the worst rebounding PF/C tandem EVER

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 03:59 PM
I didn't say that. Denver played extremly well after the trade. But you high, and lying to yourself if you think Melo's Nugget's were worse then this current squad.

Dude I dont even have to say it his own Coach did! Seriously proof was in the putting and the Nuggets WERE better without Melo. Now that their team is gutted obviously they aren't better than they used to be.

PhillyFaninLA
12-09-2011, 03:59 PM
with charges looming its best not to even get involved. the nba could take away their draft pics like the joe smith situation. not saying the same but thats the punishment the nba can do and more importantly the more likely thing is a huge fine and banning howard from going to New Jersey via trade.


They cannot ban him from NJ for this from what I heard on a radio interview (on 710 ESPN radio) not to long ago and have NBA TV on and when they talked about Dwight they didn't mention anything like preventing him from going there.

This is a serious fine/draft pick loss situation and if you lose a draft pick or 2 or 3 who really cares if you have Dwight and your billionaire owner can afford the fine.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 03:59 PM
Dude I dont even have to say it his own Coach did! Seriously proof was in the putting and the Nuggets WERE better without Melo. Now that their team is gutted obviously they aren't better than they used to be.

:laugh:

oak2455
12-09-2011, 03:59 PM
Nene has nice hair:D

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 03:59 PM
Chris Broussard is saying on ESPN that Dwight Howard told him he never met with the Nets.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 04:01 PM
LOL what a terrible deal if it's for the max

They officially have the worst rebounding PF/C tandem EVER

DAMN coming from a guy who roots for a team with Andrea Bargani and Amir Johnson as his "BIGS"? please

oak2455
12-09-2011, 04:01 PM
Chris Broussard is saying on ESPN that Dwight Howard told him he never met with the Nets.

must be true then:rolleyes:

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 04:01 PM
Are you talking about Tyson Chandler or NeNe? Reall basketball fan? Look in the mirror your basically trashing your own teams signing more! these guys basically got the same deal.

I'd rather pay 58 for the runner-up DEFENSIVE player of the Year... then 65 for Nene. He @ times get's shy and plays soft.

C-Style
12-09-2011, 04:04 PM
I'm not gonna belive shut until I see them play in their new jerseys.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 04:14 PM
I'd rather pay 58 for the runner-up DEFENSIVE player of the Year... then 65 for Nene. He @ times get's shy and plays soft.

Lord Knows b/c he was a RUNNER UP defensive player of the year erases his entire career where he was good enough to get traded for guys like Chris Wilcox, Alexis Ajinca and Omeka Okafor. Yeah NeNe was real shy last year lol

GodsSon
12-09-2011, 04:15 PM
DAMN coming from a guy who roots for a team with Andrea Bargani and Amir Johnson as his "BIGS"? please

You forgot Ed Davis, who out-rebounded Lopez and nearly out-rebounded Nene as a rookie. The Nets front-court is softer then wet toilet paper, and are now paying a career 12 and 7 guy $60-65 mil.

Enjoy ensuing cap hell.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 04:19 PM
You forgot Ed Davis, who out-rebounded Lopez and nearly out-rebounded Nene as a rookie. The Nets front-court is softer then wet toilet paper, and are now paying a career 12 and 7 guy $60-65 mil.

Enjoy ensuing cap hell.

Dude your team plays in basketball siberia and you have a 7 foot small forward playing center get out of here with that garbage. If any free agent ever considered Toronto you guys would have given NeNe the same money.

mttwlsn16
12-09-2011, 04:23 PM
a MAX for NENE??? wowwww

AIMelo=KillaDUO
12-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Lord Knows b/c he was a RUNNER UP defensive player of the year erases his entire career where he was good enough to get traded for guys like Chris Wilcox, Alexis Ajinca and Omeka Okafor. Yeah NeNe was real shy last year lol

Take your own advice!

"Lord knows, b/c nene DIDN't play soft for the last 30 games of the season, erases his entire carrer where he was labled as soft."

ndfightirish12
12-09-2011, 04:28 PM
just saw this so someone fill me in..how close is this to being done

GodsSon
12-09-2011, 04:29 PM
Dude your team plays in basketball siberia and you have a 7 foot small forward playing center get out of here with that garbage. If any free agent ever considered Toronto you guys would have given NeNe the same money.

Nobody with a brain would give a 29 year old with an extensive injury history who only averages 12 and 7 in his CAREER a 4 year deal worth $60-65 mil. That's just stupidity.

I wouldn't be calling other teams playing in "basketball siberia" considering the Nets have been garbage for the majority of their existence.

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 04:31 PM
Nobody with a brain would give a 29 year old with an extensive injury history who only averages 12 and 7 in his CAREER a 4 year deal worth $60-65 mil. That's just stupidity.

I wouldn't be calling other teams playing in "basketball siberia" considering the Nets have been garbage for the majority of their existence.

He must have forgotten about the Raptors amazing basketball history. :rolleyes:

lvlheaded
12-09-2011, 04:31 PM
65 mil is too much for Nene IMO. Not that he is a bad player, but 65 mil is too high. He should have gotten around the same as Chandler. Ill gladly take TC for 7 million less :D

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Take your own advice!

"Lord knows, b/c nene DIDN't play soft for the last 30 games of the season, erases his entire carrer where he was labled as soft."

This soft talk is funny to me coming from Knicks fan who are basing this off a rep. Knicks got killed for dealing NeNe think alot of this hate stems from that. You would think we gave Eddy Curry 65 Million or something...

Robbw241
12-09-2011, 04:33 PM
I can't believe how idiotic some of my fellow Nets fans are. Talking about Toronto's history, as if we have won multiple championships or something. These fans don't deserve star players to cheer for.

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 04:33 PM
65 mil is too much for Nene IMO. Not that he is a bad player, but 65 mil is too high. He should have gotten around the same as Chandler. Ill gladly take TC for 7 million less :D

I agree.

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 04:34 PM
I can't believe how idiotic some of my fellow Nets fans are. Talking about Toronto's history, as if we have won multiple championships or something. These fans don't deserve star players to cheer for.

Believe me I know the Nets history is terrible, but they are in the same boat as bottom feeders in the NBA.

IBleedPurple
12-09-2011, 04:37 PM
While I wanted the Nuggets to at least be in the running.....not for a max contract. His production and age don't warrant that at all.

GodsSon
12-09-2011, 04:39 PM
He must have forgotten about the Raptors amazing basketball history. :rolleyes:

Or how the Nets had a good 30 year head start on our franchise? lol

PAOboston
12-09-2011, 04:39 PM
it might seem like a lot of money, but take a look at the money other centers make around the league. good centers are hard to come by and most often they are overpaid. he isnt elite obviously, but his overpayment is a result of the lack of options at the position. nene is a pretty good center. he's got a pretty good offensive game. personally, i think he's a lot better than tyson chandler so considering the moneychandler got as the other "big name" center on the FA market, i'm really not surprised by the amount.

airronijordan
12-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Nets overpaid Nene like crazy

And they're ruined their chances of getting Howard


But the Nets are now a playoff team

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 04:41 PM
Or how the Nets had a good 30 year head start on our franchise? lol

Difference is, I have no illusions about our teams greatness. Raptor fans on the other hand?

Sadds The Gr8
12-09-2011, 04:42 PM
I can't believe how idiotic some of my fellow Nets fans are. Talking about Toronto's history, as if we have won multiple championships or something. These fans don't deserve star players to cheer for.

This man speaks the truth.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Dude your team plays in basketball siberia and you have a 7 foot small forward playing center get out of here with that garbage. If any free agent ever considered Toronto you guys would have given NeNe the same money.

Nobody with a brain would give a 29 year old with an extensive injury history who only averages 12 and 7 in his CAREER a 4 year deal worth $60-65 mil. That's just stupidity.

I wouldn't be calling other teams playing in "basketball siberia" considering the Nets have been garbage for the majority of their existence. he mad

Ebbs
12-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Terrible move for new jersey

fin_frenzy_84
12-09-2011, 04:46 PM
Haha favors is crying

GodsSon
12-09-2011, 04:48 PM
Difference is, I have no illusions about our teams greatness. Raptor fans on the other hand?

I know we suck this year and for most of our existence outside of a few years with VC. But I try and remain optimistic that things will get better, which is all we can do as sports fans.

IMO, I think this Nene deal is terrible both in contract and fit, and you guys will now be getting killed on the boards consistently. What I do take exception to though, is when some ignorant fan comes back at me and says something like "your team plays in basketball siberia" as though the Nets haven't been a perennial loser for the majority of their existence either.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 04:49 PM
I can't believe how idiotic some of my fellow Nets fans are. Talking about Toronto's history, as if we have won multiple championships or something. These fans don't deserve star players to cheer for.

Hypocrisy deserves hypocrisy. And I don't care how much of self loathing nets fan you are don't ever put us in the same class as toronto. We've at least seen two nba finals this decade and our stars didn't piss on us on their way out the door. The highlight of toronto existence was a second round playoff exit

DoMeFavors
12-09-2011, 04:49 PM
Haha favors is crying

why am i crying?

Antipod
12-09-2011, 04:51 PM
I thought Tyson is overpaid, but a max deal to nene???
OMG !!!

Aust
12-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Where the heck is Dwight going then? Especially considering the tampering incident...

My guess is Magic hold on to him and then deal him whenever the hell they feel like it

Sadds The Gr8
12-09-2011, 04:51 PM
why am i crying?

because your tongue was up Dwight Howard's *** a couple hrs ago and u end up with overrated Nene.

DoMeFavors
12-09-2011, 04:54 PM
because your tongue was up Dwight Howard's *** a couple hrs ago and u end up with overrated Nene.

Nene isnt on the nets?

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 04:56 PM
I know we suck this year and for most of our existence outside of a few years with VC. But I try and remain optimistic that things will get better, which is all we can do as sports fans.

IMO, I think this Nene deal is terrible both in contract and fit, and you guys will now be getting killed on the boards consistently. What I do take exception to though, is when some ignorant fan comes back at me and says something like "your team plays in basketball siberia" as though the Nets haven't been a perennial loser for the majority of their existence either.

I agree. No beef here.

Netslunatic76
12-09-2011, 04:57 PM
This deal hasn't gone through yet has it?

D Roses Bulls
12-09-2011, 04:58 PM
Just like the Knicks, I think the Nets are making a mistake. you are going to over pay for the guy when you could of just used the money for other things or just held onto it for right now to see what happens.

Chronz
12-09-2011, 06:18 PM
Too much cap space can be a bad thing, the Nets will be an exciting 2nd round team that cant rebound.

Mudvayne91
12-09-2011, 07:16 PM
So not official still?

VinceCarter
12-09-2011, 07:22 PM
The Nets management can't be this stupid. They're going to make moves or not make moves to put them in position for Dwight. I don't think the Magic will file tampering charges against the Nets if it means they ultimately won't be able to deal with them. The Nets have to many nice assets and cap space to offer in a trade for Dwight.

DR_1
12-09-2011, 07:27 PM
Good work Nets :laugh:

Normally, I'd say crap, good signing, but considering the circumstances...

DR_1
12-09-2011, 07:28 PM
The Nets management can't be this stupid. They're going to make moves or not make moves to put them in position for Dwight. I don't think the Magic will file tampering charges against the Nets if it means they ultimately won't be able to deal with them. The Nets have to many nice assets and cap space to offer in a trade for Dwight.

:face palm: The Nets have no assets.

FriedTofuz
12-09-2011, 08:01 PM
nene for max? Whywould they give so much money to him? has the new CBA changed what a max contract is or something?

GoPacers33
12-09-2011, 08:10 PM
It's not a max why do people keep saying that. It's a 4 year 60 million deal

NYtilIdie
12-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Please let this happen.

AddiX
12-09-2011, 08:14 PM
Nene is the most underrated player on psd. No one sees him as a star but watch his play. He gets buckets, rebounds, and is easily the best passing big man in the NBA. This is a great move for the nets.

And for people who seem to always cry about overpaying for big men, that's the market. Big men are at a premium in today's NBA, most big men are "overpaid".

And when your the nets and on your way to a Brooklyn and can't get big stars to sign there, you have to make this move. They camt show up with a garbage team and they never had a shot at Dwight, they may not even have a shot at keeping deron.

But a big man who plays like one, and can pass, is a great asset. Look at what Denver did last year running the ball through him.

VinceCarter
12-09-2011, 08:17 PM
This deal isn't done yet because Dwight is still an option.

nyKnicks126
12-09-2011, 08:17 PM
...Interesting..

I guess the Magic don't like Lopez.. lol

MTar786
12-09-2011, 08:32 PM
Nene is the most underrated player on psd. No one sees him as a star but watch his play. He gets buckets, rebounds, and is easily the best passing big man in the NBA. This is a great move for the nets.

And for people who seem to always cry about overpaying for big men, that's the market. Big men are at a premium in today's NBA, most big men are "overpaid".

And when your the nets and on your way to a Brooklyn and can't get big stars to sign there, you have to make this move. They camt show up with a garbage team and they never had a shot at Dwight, they may not even have a shot at keeping deron.

But a big man who plays like one, and can pass, is a great asset. Look at what Denver did last year running the ball through him.

:facepalm:

I-4_Fan
12-09-2011, 08:45 PM
The only asset New Jersey really has is Lopez. And He is not the player howard is. Hopefully the 2 1st round draft picks are for this up coming season so we can have 3 1st rd picks to try and trade away for a wing player.

nyKnicks126
12-09-2011, 08:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQFxle0tD7o

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 08:52 PM
Anybody who actually watches NeNe knows he is one of the rare big men in this league you can't guard one on one in the post. In this era of the NBA that is worth what he may get and at 4/60 ain't a max

rockets-fan
12-09-2011, 08:57 PM
Max for nene really??? good thing the rockets didnt or cant offer that

VinceCarter
12-09-2011, 09:00 PM
The only asset New Jersey really has is Lopez. And He is not the player howard is. Hopefully the 2 1st round draft picks are for this up coming season so we can have 3 1st rd picks to try and trade away for a wing player.

They're both this years but Rockets pick is lottery protected. But looks like the Rockets are making improvements maybe they can grab a playoff spot and that pick will be a mid 1st round pick.

waveycrockett
12-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Max for nene really??? good thing the rockets didnt or cant offer that

Where does it say he got the MAX? Lol

iggypop123
12-09-2011, 09:06 PM
this has been nearly done for a day wtf is the hold up

VinceCarter
12-09-2011, 09:06 PM
...Interesting..

I guess the Magic don't like Lopez.. lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQFxle0tD7o


Nets suck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4thnHuCsrNI

Travis Outlaw..

How is this guy been around since June 08? :facepalm: Enough baiting. I would think you'd know better.

VinceCarter
12-09-2011, 09:15 PM
this has been nearly done for a day wtf is the hold up

Dwight obviously. If they make this deal I don't think we will/can trade for Dwight.

seikou8
12-09-2011, 09:15 PM
wow too much money and going to try to trade for dwight still wow magic is going to want you to hedo contract and the you have make a decision travis outlaw or hedo turk
to amesty