Hoops Market, which follows European basketball, says that Viktor Khryapa, the Euroleague's Defensive Player of the Year and Russian League MVP, may be "on the Nets radar".
Khryapa was drafted by the Nets in 2004 then immediately sold to the Blazers. He played parts of four years in the NBA before returning to CSKA Moscow, then owned by Mikhail Prokhorov. Since then, he's been part of three Russian League titles, a Euroleague title and a FIBA Eurobasket championship. He led the Euroleague in steals and defensive rebounds.
this is the guy..the connections are obvious..we need a strong defensive PF.. we sign him immediately for maybe $5-6? get another guy at sg.. ray allen, joe johnson? trade #3 pick and whoever the hornets want for chris paul. maybe trade devin for kirilenko??
pg - paul, terrence, keyon/draft pick
sg - ray allen, courtnee lee
sf - lebron, kirilenko
pf - khryapa, yi, humphries
c - brook, sign/draft a backup center
for coach? - avery johnson/izzo/jackson? who knows but i trust rod to choose wisely.
prokhorov might be able to convince lebron after that. what do you think?