NetLinks: Nets interested in Luol Deng?

Luol Deng, Joe Johnson

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Nets out of the Josh Smith race

AP

According to recent reports, the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns have emerged as frontrunners in the race to acquire Josh Smith from the Atlanta Hawks, with Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports calling the Boston Celtics a “darkhorse.” The Brooklyn Nets have not been mentioned, making it appear that they’re either out of the race. The […]

Brooklyn Nets Looking at Paul Pierce?

Paul Pierce

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics have discussed a trade that would send Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, with the Nets offering Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and a first-round draft pick. The Celtics apparently want a “more substantial” package, requesting forward Mirza Teletovic and […]

Josh Smith trade derby now a three-team race

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Among teams and officials involved in Josh Smith talks, the three most likely destinations right now: Brooklyn, Milwaukee and Phoenix. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2013 Josh Smith has expressed a desire to play with Milwaukee guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, though the Bucks would likely […]

Report: Nets offered Humphries, Brooks, either Bogdanovic or draft pick for Josh Smith

Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Nets are trying to make a deal for (Josh) Smith, too, and have offered Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and either a future first-round pick or the draft rights to Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic, sources said. Ken Berger of CBS Sports later followed up the report, noting that the Nets […]

Acquiring Josh Smith a longshot for Brooklyn

Josh Smith, Lance Thomas

The Atlanta Hawks have made it no secret that forward Josh Smith is available, and the Brooklyn Nets, with a dearth of starting-level talent at the power forward position and a GM that’s no stranger to making moves, have either entered themselves or been entered by default into the conversation of teams looking to acquire […]

Josh Smith Trade Rumors: Nets “determined” to acquire forward

Josh Smith, Luol Deng

Move over, Melodrama! Sit down, Dwightmare! Here comes the… Smoovement? The Smoove Move? Smoove Takeoff? Josh Kibosh? J-Moove? Okay, maybe this needs work. After earlier reports from ESPN’s Chris Broussard that the Brooklyn Nets were interested in acquiring Josh Smith, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports and ESPN’s Marc Stein both confirm the Nets’ interest hasn’t […]

Nets “going hard” after Josh Smith (UPDATED)

AP

The Brooklyn Nets are making a concerted effort to acquire Josh Smith from the Atlanta Hawks, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard, calling Smith a “top priority.” Smith, one of the more athletic players in the league, would fill an immediate need for Brooklyn — its serious dearth of athleticism and lack of a starting-quality power […]