Nets officially stand pat at trade deadline

Posted on: February 21st, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

3 P.M. EST Trade Deadline Day has come and gone, and the Brooklyn Nets look the same as yesterday. No Josh Smith, no Ben Gordon, no HBAPiness. The Nets have the same roster they've had essentially all season, and will hold onto their assets at least until the summer.

It was a quiet deadline overall -- the biggest name traded came from the Orlando Magic, who dealt J.J. Redick to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks were potentially working on a deal to acquire Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, but the Hawks pulled out at the last moment. Smith was not traded.

The Nets play next tomorrow, facing the Houston Rockets in Brooklyn at 7:30 P.M.


  1. avatar NetFan123 says:

    pretty satisfied with this move. woulda given up way too much for josh smith and players like marshon have a lot of upside.

    i still think hump is being underutilized and should be the starting 4. no one remembers his solid play from the last 2 years

    1. avatar KnickHater says:

      I was rather worried about the effect Smith would have on our team. I feared another Derrick Coleman if we had traded for him.

    2. avatar WynnDuffy says:

      I agree NF123. Let’s see how the rest of the season plays out.

      Much will depend on the coaching abilities of PJC, and Deron’s ability to get to the basket.

  2. avatar M I K E says:

    I’m disappointed we didn’t land a PF but the excitement leading up to the deadline was something I will always cherish.

  3. avatar Max Weisberg says:

    You mean I still have to look at Kris Humphries face for the rest of the season…


    1. avatar KnickHater says:

      At least he’s pissing off the Kardashians. I’m in his corner for that reason alone. :-)

    2. avatar WynnDuffy says:

      Poor Maxie.

  4. avatar JBameon says:

    I took a look at the 2014 unrestricted FA’s to see who is available for the Hump/Brooks/pick trade next deadline. It’s slim pickings… Aside from the super stars like Kobe and Most of the Heat being available (and obviously out of reach) the only “possible” big name is Zach Randolph (although he has a player option) that year.

    I don’t see us being able to get anyone worthwhile at that 4 position unfortunately.

    1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

      Why does it have to be an UFA?

      1. avatar JBameon says:

        Well I assumed in most cases RFA’s are getting resigned. Out of the RFA’s Demarcus Cousins is the only potential guy I see since he’s had his run-ins with that organization.

        The list is here btw:

        1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

          We can trade for other players who are not FA’s you know…

          1. avatar JBameon says:

            But why would a team trade said player then?

            Most likely a team would want the Net’s crappy offer because they’re going to lose the player in FA that the nets would trade for and sign.

            1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

              Well here’s the thing:

              The Nets, since they are above the “apron” ($4 million above tax line) cannot receive a player in a sign and trade that has just been signed and is about to be traded — they can however, sign and trade one of their own FA’s and receive a player who is currently under contract.

              This means no Josh Smith, Dwight Howard or any other UFA. It’s essentially impossible to get under the tax line as well, so we will not be able to do any accepting signed and traded FA’s.


              On draft night, players on expiring contracts are not able to be traded. This would mean Kris Humphries. So really on draft night, I don’t expect the Nets to do anything major. Maybe package one of their young players (Brooks, Taylor, Toko) with their pick to move up in the draft if there is someone they like or likely they will use their $3.1m in cash to buy second round picks since they have none this season I believe. They bought Taylor and Shengelia last draft for around $3 million.

              1. avatar WynnDuffy says:

                I believe that Kris Humphries can be traded on draft night, 2013.

                1. avatar Max Weisberg says:

                  Yes, my fault, he can. So scratch that part off.

                  Players whose contracts expire June 30th cannot be dealt on draft night, but of course Hump’s expires in 2014.

  5. avatar NJBK44 says:

    Hump is here… with it….utilize him. He is our best option at the 4. EVans can rebound, but there are other parts of the game and he is not good at any of them.