The Denver Nuggets hope to bring back Nene and Arron Afflalo when free agency begins.

“We want Nene back and we’re going to do everything we can to try to get him back here,” Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri said. “Yes, we made contact with his agent today – we’ll keep talking and see how that goes. I think he wants to test it and we respect that, we respect what he’s doing, we respect Nene as a player. We want Nene back here. And we feel we’re doing our best to get him back here.”

Afflalo is set to become a restricted free agent and his previous cap hit is expected to go up following a successful 2010-11 campaign.

“We talked to [Afflalo’s] representation and we feel comfortable that we’ll get something done,” Ujiri said.