Trade Packages and Scenarios for Brooklyn Nets Stars on Trade Block

December 9th, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
The Brooklyn Nets tried buying, buying and buying until their roster was as bloated with past-prime talent as it was with oversized expectations.

Sitting at 8-11 with no realistic hope of title contention now or in the future, they're apparently ready to consider trading instead.

According to Marc Stein and Ohm Youngmisuk of, "The Brooklyn Nets have begun reaching out to teams to let them know that former All-Stars Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are all available via trade."

Moving any of those players (let alone all of them) will be nearly impossible. Williams is owed $63 million through the 2016-17 season, Johnson will collect $48 million over the next two years, and Lopez has another $32 million on the books through 2015-16.

And not one of them is playing well enough to remotely justify those dollar figures.

Nonetheless, the Nets will endeavor to move them—and not just in an effort to dump salary, bottom out and start over. Stein and Youngmisuk also reported Brooklyn's desire to get talent in return that would keep the team in the playoff hunt this season.
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