Should Joe Johnson Be Plan B for the New Jersey Nets?

May 25th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
Now that the Nets have been handed the No. 3 pick in a two-man draft, the odds of landing LeBron James or Chris Bosh just took a massive hit.

Despite having Jay-Z as a minority owner and the prospect of a stadium in Brooklyn, the Nets were relying on landing the No. 1 pick as a major selling point to free agents this summer.  The thought of John Wall running the offense and Brook Lopez down low, admittedly, held serious promise for a team that just suffered through a 12-win season.

Even Mikhail Prokhorov couldn't intimidate the lottery machine into doing his bidding, however.  Once the Sixers and Wizards jumped up, the Nets lost out on a major part of their recruiting pitch.

Still, there's no estimating what Mikhail Prokhorov and his billions of dollars will throw at the major free agents come July 1.  (My guess: It involves lots of money, booze, private jets, and European/Russian models.  What 25-year-old male can turn that down?)

Assuming the Big Three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade decide to take their services elsewhere, the Nets still have approximately $25 million to spend in free agency (given ...

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