Re: Insanely high Nets salaries and luxury tax for 2013-14
With Pierce (35), Garnett (37) and Terry (35) having a combined 47 seasons of NBA experience, itís clear this group wasnít put together to contend three or four years from now.
The goal is for the Nets to immediately launch themselves into the championship discussion after the teamís first season in Brooklyn ended in a first-round playoff exit at the hands of the Bulls.
In order to do so, all of the high-profile pieces Nets general manager Billy King has assembled over the past year ó including holdovers Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez in addition to fellow newcomer Andrei Kirilenko ó will have to accept having reduced roles, something Pierce said he is more than ready to do.
-- NY Post