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    Lopez, Johnson , D Williams On Trading Block..Nets Gave Up Already

    What a disgrace giving these guys all this money
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    The Brooklyn Nets have made starters Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson available by trade, according to a report from ESPN.
    The Nets famously went all-in for a title last year, when they traded three first-round picks to add Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to an already expensive roster.
    Pierce and Terry are no longer on the team, the Nets were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs and then had to pay a record $90.57 million in luxury tax because of their bloated payroll. Only four other teams had to pay the luxury tax at all, with the Knicks as the closest team behind the Nets at $36.3 million.
    Williams, Lopez and Johnson have all been All-Stars, but also possess the team's most expensive remaining contracts, totaling more than $58 million this season alone. The NBA salary cap for the entire roster this season is $63 million, and the Nets' current payroll stands at almost $94 million.
    Even worse, none of the three contracts in question is expiring this year. Lopez has a player option for next season (which he will almost certainly exercise), Johnson is signed through next year, and Williams is signed through the 2016-17 season. Those deals, coupled with the Nets not having control over their own first-round draft picks for the next four years, could severely hamstring any rebuilding efforts.

    Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 insider Adrian Wojnarowski also reports the Nets are working to trade forward Andrei Kirilenko and a second-round pick to the 76ers for the purpose of getting Kirilenko's $3.3 million contract off the books. The 76ers would then waive Kirilenko and make him available to any team.
    While the Nets would appear to simply be trying to purge as much money as possible, ESPN's report says that is not the case. The Nets would like to dump their biggest contracts, but are hoping to acquire pieces in exchange that would keep them a playoff contender. The size of the contracts in question would make it nearly impossible to deal more than one of these players in the same trade, meaning the Nets are seeking multiple deals with multiple partners.
    The Nets stand at 8-11 right now, good for eighth place in the weak Eastern Conference. Last season, the Atlanta Hawks made the playoffs in the East despite being six games under .500.

    The first significant date for potential trades is coming up Monday, when players who were signed this past offseason become available. The trade deadline is Feb. 19, meaning if the Nets manage to work out any deal it will likely fall between those two dates.

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    Get rid of Billy King first.

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    nba forum this shit

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    Do you understand how much this HELPS my boston celtics.

    yall aint ready....

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    Mikeyak, the Celtics fukkin suck this year

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    Nets 1st round picks for the next 5 years:

    2015: Hawks have option to swap with them.
    2016: Belongs to Celtics.
    2017: Celtics have option to swap.
    2018: Celtics again.
    2019: Nets.

    All that for Joe Johnson and a second round exit last year. Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiDBaZkiT View Post
    Mikeyak, the Celtics fukkin suck this year
    have u watched em play???

    theyve played tough every single night....just cant close games....expected from young teams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeya2k View Post
    have u watched em play???

    theyve played tough every single night....just cant close games....expected from young teams...
    You know who else plays tough every night? The Utah Jazz. They need a PG who can shoot a 14 ft J for cryin out loud.

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    Celtics aren't that bad.

    Nets are making the right move. It doesn't feel like this team can get it going like last year. Deron Williams is a complete disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiDBaZkiT View Post
    You know who else plays tough every night? The Utah Jazz. They need a PG who can shoot a 14 ft J for cryin out loud.
    Jazz played like shit last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    Jazz played like shit last night
    Going back to the karl malone John Stockton days the Jazz ALWAYS struggle in Sacramento, always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeya2k View Post
    Do you understand how much this HELPS my boston celtics.

    yall aint ready....
    C's will contend once they learn how to close out a game.
    They ain't clutch come money time.

    Rondo is a double double waiting to happen everynight though, top 5 PG, and I like Sully too, you guys got some shooters, you just can't close out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    C's will contend once they learn how to close out a game.
    They ain't clutch come money time.

    Rondo is a double double waiting to happen everynight though, top 5 PG, and I like Sully too, you guys got some shooters, you just can't close out.
    He's a triple double machine

    This team isnt a contender with the talent they have NOW

    they are young

    Jeff Green is THAT DUDE half the time.....but he can't get it going towards the end.....there fun to watch.....

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    Nets billionaire owner was like OK, im gonna get whoever i can that demands a lot of money and pay them.

    and ruin any chances of future stability by trading ALL of my first round picks away.

    They are a total mess.

    Jay z made the right move

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    C's will contend once they learn how to close out a game.
    They ain't clutch come money time.

    Rondo is a double double waiting to happen everynight though, top 5 PG, and I like Sully too, you guys got some shooters, you just can't close out.
    Rondo top 5? Dont even know if he's top 10 anymore.

    Well be interested to see what they would get in a trade for him.

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    About time the Russian figured out that he built a team full of losers. If DWill gets traded, I'll pound nets the next game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtymer56 View Post
    Rondo top 5? Dont even know if he's top 10 anymore.
    Now that Westbrook is back, drop Rondo down.

    Best PG's in game according to the fake Steve Nash

    1) Steven Nash
    (kidding)

    Curry
    Westbrook
    Paul
    Wall
    Rondo
    Lilliard
    Lowry
    healthy Rose

    very underrated Carter-Williams

    overrated
    Rubio
    Lawson
    Williams
    Conley

    I don't know how to rate Teague, one night I love him, next night I hate him

    Jennings, Wright, Wright, meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Now that Westbrook is back, drop Rondo down.

    Best PG's in game according to the fake Steve Nash

    1) Steven Nash
    (kidding)

    Curry
    Westbrook
    Paul
    Wall
    Rondo
    Lilliard
    Lowry
    healthy Rose

    very underrated Carter-Williams

    overrated
    Rubio
    Lawson
    Williams
    Conley

    I don't know how to rate Teague, one night I love him, next night I hate him

    Jennings, Wright, Wright, meh
    Good list. You forgot that frenchman though. A lot of good PGs in the league right now, definitely a PG driven league. This is what I came up with:

    Paul
    Westbrook
    Curry
    Parker
    Lillard
    Lowry
    Wall
    Conley
    Dragic
    Irving

    I can't even rank Rose until he shows he can stay healthy. Even if he is healthy this year, probably wouldn't put him higher than Lowry, his best days are clearly behind him.

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    ^
    I forgot Kyle, LBJ is going to make him a good one.
    The more I learn about LBJ, the more I kind of like him

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRIT View Post
    Good list. You forgot that frenchman though. A lot of good PGs in the league right now, definitely a PG driven league. This is what I came up with:

    Paul
    Westbrook
    Curry
    Parker
    Lillard
    Lowry
    Wall
    Conley
    Dragic
    Irving

    I can't even rank Rose until he shows he can stay healthy. Even if he is healthy this year, probably wouldn't put him higher than Lowry, his best days are clearly behind him.
    Only differences for me would be to move Curry and Wall up, Parker down, and maybe swap Conley and Dragic for Teague and Holiday. Not even sure where Rose fits in now.

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    Curry is the best PG in the game right now.

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    Happy to see guys putting Russ up there. Guy gets far too much hate in general.

    Curry is the best right now for sure.

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    That is because they blow.
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    Who the heck would even want Williams?

    I doubt they can even give him away for free

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    another sack of shit team, its amazing how many there are in the league right now
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    D-Will lol, fukken scrub. Billy King and his BS also.

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    What happened to deron Williams. Guy is no scrub. He was an olympian.

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    Billy King does not get fired because he is black

    blacks untouchable right now in jobs

    nobody wants to here their race card crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Billy King does not get fired because he is black

    blacks untouchable right now in jobs

    nobody wants to here their race card crap
    You're definitely a Republican. I would fire his black ass because he isn't getting the job done. If he can get rid of those contracts, not sure if that will save his job.

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    Nets come back with a few wins

    Maybe trying to shake players up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Nets come back with a few wins

    Maybe trying to shake players up?
    Beat other shit teams...means nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtymer56 View Post
    Nets 1st round picks for the next 5 years:

    2015: Hawks have option to swap with them.
    2016: Belongs to Celtics.
    2017: Celtics have option to swap.
    2018: Celtics again.
    2019: Nets.

    All that for Joe Johnson and a second round exit last year. Ugh.
    They got out of the first rd by the skin of their teeth.

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    D Williams was never the same after he left Utah

    He definitely got soft and thought he was a stud

    The guy that looks in the mirror at himself and count his money

    He stole money from the nets

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