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NBA Free Agency 2011: Pacers' Larry Bird To Meet With Nene, According To Report

The Denver Nuggets are one of many suitors for Nene, but with the team reportedly talking with Thaddeus Young it appears that they are preparing for life without the forward. One team that is looking to sign Nene is the Indiana Pacers. Team president Larry Bird is flying out to Denver on Monday to meet with the big man, reports Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star.

The Pacers are expected to have around $21 million available in cap space, which could certainly be used to reel in Nene. As Wells mentions, Nene would be able to play power forward and center for the team, especially when Roy Hibbert is not on the court.

Free agency is expected to begin on Dec. 9, one day after the new labor agreement is set to be voted on. Will Nene be one of the early signers?

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