Tag:New Jersey Nets
Posted on: April 13, 2009 11:00 am
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Report: Carter likely to remain a Net

While Vince Carter may be a little upset that the Nets missed the playoffs this season, he seems content to remain with the team, the New York Daily News reports.

"I think we're bettering ourselves for next year, in terms of gaining confidence," Carter said.

The story noted that team executives at New Jersey claim that Carter never asked to get out of his contract this season, even after the Nets began to flounder. There is also the consideration that Carter has two years and $34 million left on his contract, so even if the Nets wanted to trade him -- and indications are that is not the case -- there aren't many teams that can shoulder that kind of added salary in this economy.

 

 

Category: NBA
Posted on: March 16, 2009 11:22 am
 

Nets' move to Brooklyn makes progress

SportsBusiness.com reports that the New Jersey Nets will definitely move to a new facility in Brooklyn beginning with the 2011-12 season.

The facility has yet to be built, but Nets chief executive officer Brett Yormark told Bloomberg Television that he is confident the team will work through financial and legal issues to complete the Nets' move to the $1 billion arena.

"It will happen," Yormark said. "We'll be there for the 2011-2012 season. We've pre-sold 20 per cent of our suites. We've got eight of our 14 founding partnerships already completely signed. Next week, we'll announce our ninth."

Category: NBA
Posted on: March 16, 2009 11:21 am
 

Nets' move to Brooklyn makes progress

SportsBusiness.com reports that the New Jersey Nets will definitely move to a new facility in Brooklyn beginning with the 2011-12 season.

The facility has yet to be built, but Nets chief executive officer Brett Yormark told Bloomberg Television that he is confident the team will work through financial and legal issues to complete the Nets' move to the $1 billion arena.

"It will happen," Yormark said. "We'll be there for the 2011-2012 season. We've pre-sold 20 per cent of our suites. We've got eight of our 14 founding partnerships already completely signed. Next week, we'll announce our ninth."

Category: NBA
Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:52 am
 

Swift on his way to Phoenix

The Arizona Republic reports that C/F Stromile Swift -- recently waived by the New Jersey Nets -- will soon be signed by the Phoenix Suns.

Swift was expected to sign a deal for the pro-rated veteran's minimum once he passes a physical on Wednesday. He would also be eligible for the playoffs since his contract was bought out on Sunday.

Swift's agent Andy Miller said the Suns have assured Swift he'll get playing time.

"Stromile is very comfortable with the opportunity that seems to be there," he said. "The on-court opportunity is there, and Phoenix has made it clear it's there for him. It's an opportunistic system for him."

Posted on: February 17, 2009 11:10 am
Edited on: February 17, 2009 11:10 am
 

Carter attracts interest from Texas teams

The Bergen Record reports that the New Jersey Nets have exchanged trade proposals with the Houston Rockets, with a specific scenario sending Vince Carter and Josh Boone to the Rockets in exchange for Ron Artest , Luther Head and Carl Landry .

However, the San Antonio Spurs are also in the mix for a potential Carter trade. Sources tell the Bergen Record that the Spurs are willing to send Roger Mason, Jr. , George Hill and Bruce Bowen to the Nets in order to get Carter, although such a deal would require the Nets to make some additional moves to clear space on the roster.

No deal is said to be imminent, but with the deadline on Thursday, talks are expected to Heat up quickly.

Posted on: February 10, 2009 12:22 pm
 

Spurs inquire with Nets about Carter

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that the San Antonio Spurs called the New Jersey Nets to inquire about the possibility of trading for Vince Carter . However, it appears the Nets are not close to making any deal.

The Spurs are said to be interested in Carter as a way to boost their chances for the postseason, while the Nets are hesitant for that very reason. The Nets have a shot at the playoffs, and without Carter, that situation would be in doubt.

The Nets are reportedly only interested in Roger Mason and George Hill , but no deal is said to be imminent for any of the above.

Posted on: February 4, 2009 11:37 am
Edited on: February 6, 2009 6:27 pm
 

Kings very busy as trade deadline nears


The Sacramento Bee
reports that the Kings are said to be one of the busiest teams in the NBA right now regarding trade talks. It is believed that no Kings player other than Kevin Martin is totally off the table, depending on the type of offer Sacramento gets.

John Salmons is said to the the player drawing the most interest from other teams, with the Oklahoma City Thunder very interested in acquiring him. The Thunder reportedly offered veteran forward Joe Smith for Salmons, but the Bee reports that there is no indication one way or the other about whether the Thunder would part with draft picks or a younger player to close a deal for Salmons.

Besides Salmons, Beno Udrih has reportedly drawn some interest from the Dallas Mavericks, who would like to add him as a backup for Jason Kidd and would send Jerry Stackhouse , among other players or commodities, to the Kings in return.

Mikki Moore reportedly told the Bee that the New Jersey Nets are interested in bringing him back to the east coast. Additionally, the Nets had offered Maurice Ager for Quincy Douby earlier in the season.

Posted on: January 20, 2009 10:58 am
 

Nets propose trade for Bulls' Hughes


The Bergen Record reports that the Chicago Bulls and the New Jersey Nets have talked about a deal that would send Larry Hughes to the Nets in exchange for Bobby Simmons and Maurice Ager.

The story notes that Sean Williams was originally offered instead of Ager, but the Bulls weren't interested in Williams. While both sides are said to be mulling this trade, it's not considered a done deal by any stretch, with Chicago openly shopping Hughes to numerous teams. There is the possibility that the Bulls could field a better offer for Hughes than what the Nets have extended.
On the Nets' side, Hughes' contract would add about another $3 million to their budget. However, his contract is up after next season, so any budgeting plans the Nets have for the 2010 free agency bonanza would not be affected.

 
 
 
 
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