Krstic has said he is willing to go for less.
signing your own free agents above the cap is okay.
when Marcus Williams is eligible to unrestricted free agency, Kidd's contract will have expired. if Kidd still wants to play, I'm sure he will accept a more modest offer.
moreover, the Nets can give the full MLE to any one player they feel is a critical piece from their bench now. of course, it nothing pans out, they can always eject their current bench years later and still be within the cap.
the Nets are over the limit right now by a little, but Ratner says he is willing to spend (not Knicks proportions) in order to win.