On Friday, Al Iannazone gave Nets’ fans some knowledge of who is staying, who could be staying, and who is definitely leaving. Iannazzone tags Sasha Vujacic, Brandan Wright, Ben Uzoh, Stephen Graham, Dan Gadzuric, and Mario West as definitely leaving. He has Jordan Farmar, Travis Outlaw, Johan Petro, and Sundiata Gaines as players who could stay or go. The “core”, also known as Kris Humphries, Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, Damion James, and Anthony Morrow are the only guarantees to remain with the team (barring a trade for some guy named Dwight Howard).
In terms of the who could stay or go group, I would only keep Gaines. Outlaw will be almost impossible to move, but Petro might be a different case. Petro has 2 years and 6.7 million left on his contract; he’s not worth the money, but it’s definitely not a cap crippling deal. If the Nets can find a team that desperately (very desperately) needs frontcourt help, it’s possible that they could swing Petro for a future second rounder. That was all probably extreme wishful thinking, but I can dream, right?