The Houston Rockets' contract with Nene including "likely" bonuses won't be allowed by the NBA.
Nene's deal will include the $2.6 million in base salary.
Nene had bonuses in the deal of more than $7 million, which would have turned his contract into a major trade chip.
While the contract didn't explicitly violate the collective bargaining agreement, it has essentially been ruled that it violated the spirt of it.
The Rockets also offered a similar contract to Iman Shumpert.
Houston had hoped the deal would facilitate acquiring Andre Iguodala from the Memphis Grizzlies.