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07:34 AM ET 02.05 | What a difference a few weeks makes for a Nets team that was once headed toward a very expensive disaster while carrying two trade chips in Paul Pierce and Brook Lopez. Lopez is done for the season, with a broken foot, and a "win now" team desperate for immediate gratification might deal an injured player for a healthy one. ... Trading Lopez could theoretically work in both directions, though it would be painful for an organization that has nurtured his tremendous growth. Such a deal could leave Brooklyn with zero reliable bigs next season, since Kevin Garnett may retire and Andray Blatche has likely played his way into a better contract. Lopez is also dealing with his second major foot injury, which hurts his trade value. But the Nets have found an identity without him, and he's a talented player with just two.

Grantland

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February 5, 2014  08:32 AM ET

"But the Nets have found an identity without him, and he's a talented player with just two."


"With just two".......what?

February 5, 2014  08:46 AM ET

Lol two feet...dont you know we all start with 3

February 5, 2014  08:47 AM ET

Nice! Get rid of your younger foundation. Billy King is such a great GM.

February 5, 2014  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nice! Get rid of your younger foundation. Billy King is such a great GM.

This has nothing to do with Billy King; King isn't even mentioned in this 'article'.


This is all some blogger trying to 'make a case'.

February 5, 2014  09:10 AM ET

Be Glad That You're Not A Horse, Bro.

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February 5, 2014  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

this guy has yao ming written all over him...hold onto him and hope he is healthy enough, or see him retire early with the same lingering foot issues...his body cannot hold up to an nba season pounding.....I get whatever I can for him...although if im a rival gm, I would only offer 50 cents on the dollar...

Yup but they're losing their best asset. Nothin but downhill for the Nets after putting all of their eggs in one basket.

February 5, 2014  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This has nothing to do with Billy King; King isn't even mentioned in this 'article'. This is all some blogger trying to 'make a case'.

Has a lot to do w/ the guy making personnel decisions.

February 5, 2014  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yup but they're losing their best asset. Nothin but downhill for the Nets after putting all of their eggs in one basket.

Lopez would be really useful in the playoffs where they play more half court basketball.

Maybe they know something about his long term health they aren't saying?

February 5, 2014  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"But the Nets have found an identity without him, and he's a talented player with just two." "With just two".......what?

It should have said this they didn't copy and paste the whole sentence.
"But the Nets have found an identity without him, and he???s a talented player with just two years left after this one on a fair contract."

Long term the Nets will bad. They mortgaged too much for short term success.

February 5, 2014  10:33 AM ET

If they're disappointed now, wait until they trade him and he gets healthy somewhere else. Warriors???

February 5, 2014  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

It should have said this they didn't copy and paste the whole sentence."But the Nets have found an identity without him, and he???s a talented player with just two years left after this one on a fair contract." Long term the Nets will bad. They mortgaged too much for short term success.

Yeah they have mortgaged their future. Maybe that is why they should trade Lopez. He is their only real trade-able piece. They need to get a first round pick(s) back from him.

February 5, 2014  10:59 AM ET
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Yeah they have mortgaged their future. Maybe that is why they should trade Lopez. He is their only real trade-able piece. They need to get a first round pick(s) back from him.

DWill is a piece somebody would take.

February 5, 2014  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

DWill is a piece somebody would take.

D Will's contract would be more onerous to move. He'll be making about 20 mil (plus) for the three years after this year.

February 5, 2014  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

D Will's contract would be more onerous to move. He'll be making about 20 mil (plus) for the three years after this year.

He's become the new Joe Johnson. :)

February 5, 2014  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

DWill is a piece somebody would take.

W/ injuries, lack of desire, and very expensive, I don't think there would be much buyers.

February 5, 2014  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He's become the new Joe Johnson. :)

And for all his high-salary talk, JJ has actually played well.

I think the Nets issue is A. Lopez being always hurt, B. dWill being hyped way more than he's capable. Everyone else is doing their thing more or less.

February 5, 2014  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yeah they have mortgaged their future. Maybe that is why they should trade Lopez. He is their only real trade-able piece. They need to get a first round pick(s) back from him.

A team that takes him is gambling. He is due 15.7 and 16.7 million for two more years and is injured. When healthy top 5. I actually think the latest foot problem may not be that bad but I think you have to factor in him being hurt. He has a foot that he broke that has screws in it appeared fine then had some ankle problems. Now he broke the same foot again. If I were a team I think I would want to do a salary dump and picks to even entertain the thought. He is young but this looks very similar to Yao

February 5, 2014  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If they're disappointed now, wait until they trade him and he gets healthy somewhere else. Warriors???

If healthy he is better than Andrew Bogus.

 
February 5, 2014  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

D Will's contract would be more onerous to move. He'll be making about 20 mil (plus) for the three years after this year.

If DWill wasn't so injury prone I would say he could get moved probably hard to do but still. However now man that dude has some ankle issues as well. Making too much money to invest that much cap to an injury prone max player. The risk is too high with him.

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