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2011 NBA Free Agency: 5 Teams In Pursuit Of Nene Hilario

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the market for free agent center Nene Hilario is as hot as ever:

Nene is still wide open, with Denver, Indiana, Houston, Golden State and New Jersey in hot pursuit, league sources say. 27 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto


Nene, who has played 527 games with the Nuggets since 2002, finished the 2010-2011 season averageine 7.6 rebounds per game and a career-high 14.6 points per game.

With the Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets all chasing Nene alongside the Nuggets, the chances that the Nuggets can re-sign the 6'11" center seem limited. However, word surfaced on Wednesday that the Nuggets may still have an inside track to get their center in a Nuggets uni again because they can offer a fiver-year contract.

Wojnarowski also reported that apparently the market for three-year pro DeAndre Jordan has whittled down to four teams -- the Nuggets, Warriors, Rockets and New Orleans Hornets. Jordan has played all three seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 7.2 rebounds per game and 7.1 points per game in 2011.

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