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Crazy trade idea: Nene?

Pros: (1) He only has one name.  People with one name always end up successful, right?  (2) He's a very athletic, very talented frontcourt guy who hasn't really had the playing time to establish his trade value; he can both play defense and score in the post, and he's still not fully developed, so trading upside doesn't hurt as much if we have to give up a young guy.

Cons: (1) He did get enough playing time once to "earn" a ridiculous salary.  (2) He hasn't had more playing time because he might be made of Brazilian peanut brittle.

However, I'd like to take the chance on him.  Is he available?  Who knows?  If we throw Denver Ben Gordon and a less-brittle, more economical frontcourt player (Joe Smith?  Nocioni?), do they go for that?  The J.R. Smith experiment hasn't really worked out for them, and they could use another shooter badly.  Plus, with K-Mart and Camby, Nene will be relegated to fewer minutes than BG would in that offense.  If I were Denver, I might be leery trading away frontcourt depth (neither Camby nor K-Mart are iron men), but I also might be leery paying $8M to a backup who might never be able to stay on the court.  

So, why is this trade wrong, Blog-A-Bull?  I have faith in everyone's ability to point out how I'm off base.  Go to.

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