Nene Hilario is currently an unrestricted free agent that has spent his entire nine-year NBA career with the Denver Nuggets. Although he has dealt with knee injuries in the past, he is currently one of the top big men available on the open market.
Teams searching for a true center are numerous, so there could be a bidding war in the works to reel in Nene.
He is not expected to return to the Nuggets, as the team is in the midst of rebuilding after trading Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks last season. Additionally, the Nuggets will not have Kenyon Martin, JR Smith and Wilson Chandler on the roster as the trio opted to sign one-year contracts to play in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Here are three potential suitors for the Brazilian big man. It remains to be seen what will actually occur before the season starts.
Let’s meet these potential suitors.