Warriors Would Like Nene At Center Next Season

The Golden State Warriors have already made two big moves since the end of the regular season in order to help improve their team for the upcoming campaign. The Warriors have made former Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Jerry West a member of their executive board and he will be a strong voice when it comes to making changes with the team. Monday the team announced that it was bringing on Mark Jackson as the new head coach and he will be introduced at a press conference next week.

According to a report published Wednesday in the “San Jose Mercury News” the Warriors have set their sights on a player they would like to pursue this summer unless a lockout by NBA Team Owners disrupts the acquisition of Free Agents. The paper says that Denver Nuggets center Nene,  has drawn the Warriors interest as a player that could be an asset to them in the upcoming campaign.

The Nuggets center can opt out of the last year of his contract and explore the Free Agency market this summer. Denver would love to retain him but Golden State is hoping to tempt him to leave that franchise and join their team. The big man who will turn 29 in September, has played nine seasons in the NBA and has career averages of 12.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest. This past season he averaged 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest and helped the Nuggets reach the Playoffs even though they traded stars Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks in February.

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