They were working on a trade of Mayo for Ellis last offseason but the Warriors wouldn't bite.
Then at the deadline they tried to pull Mayo for a Pacers 1st rounder(a lotto pick at the time) plus McRoberts.
I think they want value for him.
why are we talking about o.j mayo? last time i check he isn't a center. Unless he grew 7 inches last night
Mayo might be available for a bargain price, so the Raptors would be foolish to pass up on it simply because he's not a center.
Mayo could play PG if we don't get Irving. Or he could be a fine, fine sixth man.
Thread is about centers, guys. Not apologies.
WOW. This is a huge about face for a man who really wanted to stay in Denver (newborn, wife's family, etc etc). This does not look good for Denver, but opens up an opportunity for the Raps!
But it's not all about the next contract for Nene. There is a large component of appreciation that Nene says is missing, and that's proving to be equally as important as the dollars. "If I play happy, if I enjoy the game, my game improves," Nene said. "I did my best for the team, for the city. I tried to do my best for the fans. But the (Nuggets) need to understand you need to see the return on the other side, or you need to look for it. You need to look for it sometimes. "They don't realize all of the sacrifices I made. When you don't feel appreciated, it's hard." Denver PostCompetition likely comes from New Jersey, and perhaps Houston.While no final decision has been made, Nene said Monday he is strongly considering opting out of the final season of his six-year, $60 million contract, which would pay him $12 million, and testing the free-agent market. Denver Post
Nene is a better player than Bargnani. Why would they throw in the pick?
And not that I don't like Nene, but he'll be 29 at the start of the season, and doesn't exactly jibe with the youth movement. I really don't see the point of acquiring anyone that is in their late 20s.
I'm with Tim here and then factor in that he's only been physically able to participate in 71% of regular season games in his career. That's 58 games per season.
Tim, the situation would be they are losing him so to do a S&T is more a favour, and therefore they sweeten. Raps could conceivably sign without trade, but better for them if they open up some salary.
At the least, it increases the C crop out there in FA and helps the Raptors get a chance to sign who they want.
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