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Old 06-27-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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So as it turns out, the Nets were given a huge, irrevocable, future-shattering, silver-plated opportunity to finish off the fire sale late Wednesday night, when they were completing the deal with Milwaukee.

The Cavs called. Wally Szczerbiak for Vince Carter, they offered.

Yes, the Nets thought about it, long and hard. For obvious reasons.



The attractive part, obviously, is that the contracts aren't cap-neutral. Not even close, in fact: Wally's deal ($13.2) runs out after '08-09; Vince's deal has four years to run. As it is, the Nets have roughly $36 million earmarked for their 2010-11 player payroll. The deal would knock it down to the $18 million area - a veritable Fort Knox for free agents.

(Though someone has to explain to us why Cleveland was suddenly willing to be duped into making things easier for a competitor to land LeBron that summer. Simple deduction? Either Ferry knows a lot more than the rest of us, or a lot less than the rest of us.)

So they talked about it, and went around the table a few times.

Then Rod Thorn said. . . .nah.


It's one thing to get a piece back, like the Nets did from Milwaukee. It's quite another to give away the only other guy in your lineup who averaged more than 15 points without getting anything but long-range cap relief in return.

http://www.nj.com/nets/index.ssf/200...ant_steps.html

Wow, Wally for VC. This would have been a dream deal for us.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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Wow, Wally for VC. This would have been a dream deal for us.


The cavs should have tried to sweeten the deal like:VC and marcus for wally and next years 1st, VC and Sean Williams for Wallys and next years 1st, or VC for wally and next years 1st

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The cavs should have tried to sweeten the deal like:VC and marcus for wally and next years 1st, VC and Sean Williams for Wallys and next years 1st, or VC for wally and next years 1st
That may have done it, Nets obviously just want to clear cap space, and they get a good young guy to go along with their rebuilding core.
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sounds like Danny Ferry is convinced Lebron is leaving in 2010
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That may have done it, Nets obviously just want to clear cap space, and they get a good young guy to go along with their rebuilding core.

0% that stupid trade would have gone through. No way Nets want a scrub

like Wally.Cavs would have to offer more than just Wally and Nets said they

want to keep Carter.
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0% that stupid trade would have gone through. No way Nets want a scrub

like Wally. Cavs would have to offer more than just Wally and Nets said they

want to keep Carter.

wally is an expiring contract, so thats why they would want him. just as cap relief.

but nets can probably get more value once carter comes back from rehabbing his knee or whatever it was and proves he can still produce.
still, don't expect Vince to be traded for equal value. in those kind of trades the aging star is traded for cap room and young guys.

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long and hard

thats what she said...



but in all seriousness, i wouldve probably killed someone if that deal went through. we NEED vince carter for at least another year. we should keep him until he requests a trade.
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