Nene, McGee Careers Tied Together?
The Wizards felt that paying a proven, veteran commodity in Nene was a smarter investment than dedicating an eight-figure annual salary to a freakish athlete who remained unpolished and provided inconsistent production.
Denver, however, took the opposing viewpoint and rewarded the gifted but goofy center with the big money he started chasing last season in Washington.
(JaVale) McGee announced on Wednesday on Twitter that he re-signed with the Nuggets. He will reportedly receive $44 million over the next four years (slightly less than the $14 million annual salary McGee reportedly sought from the Wizards before getting moved in March). Nene, who turns 30 in September, is set to earn $52 million over the same time period.