5 free agents the Nets could sign next summer

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5.  C: Nene

May 13, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario (42) grabs a rebound over Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) during the second half in game five of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Wizards 82-81. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Since joining the Wizards, Nene has been playing out of position. He is a C by nature, but because the Wizards have Marcin Gortat, Nene has been forced to play PF. Nene has never been a terrific rebounder, but he has inside scoring ability and can play great defense. He would be a much needed inside presence that the Nets do not have on the bench currently. Nene would not be a starter, but he would be able to come in and provide the Nets security knowing that they can rest Brook Lopez without having to worry about being exposed in the middle.

Nene is getting older, and he will not be able to provide the energy and explosiveness that he flashed in his days in Denver, but he can still be a guy who plays 20-25 minutes per game and can lock down the middle when Lopez is on the bench. The Nets may or may not pursue Nene, but he would definitely be a good pickup at the right price next summer.

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