Originally Posted by gigantes
the team he was playing for in europe (russia, was it?) ran into money troubles, so he came back to the NBA.
so the grizz, or the thunder (whatever sad sack team it was), offered him a contract and the nets had rights to match it, but declined.
basically with the development of lopez it's too expensive to pay krstic that kind of money just to be a backup.
It was the thunder.. And before he was in Russia he declined the Nets contract offer and headed to russia