Monday, June 9, 2008
Nene Not Playing for Brazil
(Boulder-CO) Benjamin Hochman of the Denver post reported over the weekend that Nene will not be playing for his native Brazil in the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament per the Nuggets request.
Let's be honest here for a minute...
Brazil is not in contention for a medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Nothing good has ever come out of Nene playing with his native team. And any and all rest, training, and recuperation "Big Brazil" can find this off-season is warmly welcome.
Here's to keeping our collective fingers crossed when it comes to Nene for next season. It's been far too long since the Nuggets Nation has seen Nene anywhere near 100% physically and the remaining salary on his six-year 60 million dollar contract through 2011 has the Nuggets strapped into Big Brazil as their post player for the future.