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Nets are about to have a really long decade...

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by shukle, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. shukle

    shukle Rookie

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    The New Jersey Nets look like they are going to lose Deron Williams. His play is reflecting his lack of interest right now. He just doesn't have any confidence in his team, and I understand him. He might be stuck with the worst team in the NBA right now (with Lopez out, if he is in, that's a different story, but he wont solve much anyways).

    I really doubt Howard is going to join them. They have both expressed desire to play for the Mavs and it's prolly what's going to happen come next summer.

    It will leave them with Lopez and only brooks and humphries as capable players (brooks isnt even proven at this point, but i have a feeling this kid is special). They have no more picks, thanks to the Dwill trade...
    They are going to stink real bad for a long time!
     
  2. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    1) the mavs need a lot of luck on their side if they want to get both
    2) yes, the nets have picks? they have their own this year plus houston's if they make the playoffs
    3) d-will won't really have a choice but to stay if the magic trade howard to la which is very realistic. nets will be still be at least a decent option for him anyway (could be better depending on where they pick)
     
  3. Mdog1

    Mdog1 NBA Starter

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    The Net's could be screwed, but everything would have to go absolutely perfectly wrong for them to be the kind of screwed you're talking about.
     
  4. CPK

    CPK Sixth Man

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    Won't Dallas have a lot of cap to play with?
     
  5. Marcus

    Marcus Let's go Cabs!

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    The Brooklyn Nets will have a lot of cap space though... at the very least I could see them building a low or middle seed playoff team through free agency.
     
  6. BannerYearz

    BannerYearz Rookie

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    Anyone know what exactly is going on with the potential tampering charges from that meeting with Dwight?
     
  7. Real Deal

    Real Deal NBA Starter

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    Fuck their problems, Im worried about our own. Nobody felt sorry for us. I hope Deron leaves, actually I read a report on how Dwight wants to stay with Orlando, and they want to go hard after Deron. Orlando doesn't really have anyone to give thats intriguing enough.

     
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    Once Prokorov becomes president of Russia, you'll see a lot of calls/things go their way.
     
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  9. Gimme Some Mo

    Gimme Some Mo All-Star

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    I was just saying this the other day. If Howard doesn't go to the Nets, no chance Williams stays. I don't remember how many picks they gave up for Williams, but I am assuming they gave up another 1st. Yea.... I think they are screwed.
     
  10. RonG

    RonG All for one

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    There will be none, Orlando dropped it to make trading negotiations easier.
     
  11. RTrees

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    Maybe when they move to Brooklyn they'll have an influx of free agents who are actually from that area and want to go home.

    The all Brooklyn current NBA team..

    Coach: Larry Brown

    Players (based on birth city): Carmelo Anthony, Jamal Tinsley, Taj Gibson, Stephon Marbury, Lance Stephenson, Sebastian Telfair, Lamar Odom.

    Wow that team sucks..

    Better invite guys from the surrounding area in NY.. (hands off NJ...Kyrie)

    Rafer Alston, Metta World Peace, Etan Thomas, Mike James, Brendan Haywood, Royal Ivey, Charlie V, Channing Frye, Renaldo Balkman, H. Armstrong, Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert, Danny Green, Devin Ebanks, Sundiata Gaines, Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette.

    Not sure if anybody from the draft is coming out of the area..

    Any of these guys likely to want to come "home"?

    Side note: Basketball Mecca my ass
     
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  12. shukle

    shukle Rookie

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    Call me Nostradamus!
     
  13. Mdog1

    Mdog1 NBA Starter

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    I bet the Nets get the first overall pick, and then Trade Davis for Dwight.
     
  14. Spencer Hawes

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    If Deron Williams don't sign with the Nets, I can see him being kidnapped and shipped to a gulag.
     
  15. CardiacCavs

    CardiacCavs A Dream of Spring

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    What sucks for them is if they don't get in the top 3, their pick goes to Portland anyway. :chuckles:
     
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    Mdog1 NBA Starter

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    I shouldn't be so happy, but I really am. It would be sweet justice if they got nothing. However I bet it is traded for Dwight.
     
  17. shukle

    shukle Rookie

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    I did it again... The Nets are screwed man. They have no cap space, no draft pick, no coach and no wins...
     
  18. Jstock12

    Jstock12 Towel Waver

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    Nice to have a franchise like Nets in this league. When your own team isn't doing well, just remember the Nets and take comfort in the fact it could be worse.
     
  19. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    How can they mess a team up this bad?

    2014: no picks at all
    2015: altanta has the right to swap first round picks with no lottery protection, they have no second round pick
    2016: no picks at all
    2017: Boston has the right to swap first round picks with no lottery protection, they have no second round pick
    2018: no picks at all

    Even if they are in the lottery for 5 straight years they could not get a single lottery pick out of it and only have two non lottery first round picks to build for their future.

    If Lopez doesn't opt out in 2015, they won't be able to sign a single player for more than the mini-MLE until 2016 unless they can move one of Joe Johnson, Deron Williams or Brook Lopez. two of them have untradable contracts.

    They only have 3 players on their roster younger then 25.
    One is a second year 54th overall pick who has a PER of 1.6, so no trade value at all.
    One is a second year 41st overall pick who has a PER of 6.5, so no trade value at all.

    One is a 23 year old first year 22nd overall pick who has a PER of 15.6. What do they do with him? Trade him to help dump some other contract or build around him with league minimum players. I know boston and atlanta are thrilled with the situation.
     
  20. Cassity14

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    Wonder if Brook can be had for simple cap relief and a bit of draft consideration? Could be a nice situation to poach.
     

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