Nuggets want to re-sign Nene, Afflalo

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DENVER (AP) -- Denver Nuggets General Manager Masai Ujiri said he will try to re-sign free agents Nene and Arron Afflalo when teams can agree to terms with players starting Dec. 9.

Nene opted out of the last season of his contract and is one of the most sought-after players on the market. Ujiri said he has contacted the center's agent and wants to bring him back.

Afflalo is a restricted free agent.

The Nuggets will explore bringing back Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith, both of whom signed deals in China during the NBA lockout. Players who sign in China are bound to fulfill the contracts until that season ends in March. Wilson Chandler was one of the first players to sign with a Chinese team and is still under contract with Denver.