That quote by Avery got our heads turning a little bit. We all know it starts with the draft. And I was gazing the league to see the players not being shopped but may be available as well as the Nets having the assets to obtain.
- Marvin Williams: It looks like he may have regressed last season but he's still very young at 24 years old. He'd be able to split time at the 3/4 and fit the uptempo game the Nets strive to play.
- Anderson Varejao: As bad as the Cavs were last year, they actually outscored their opponents when this guy was on the floor. As much as I hate the guy when the Nets are playing the Cavs, he's a player that I wish I could root for. Could come off the bench as the 4/5.
- Charlie Villanueva: The stretch 4 type that would fit nicely next to Brook. The defense isn't always strong but he played pretty well when I traded for him in NBA2K11. Although he hasn't shown enough to be sold on, I'm curious if he'd play up to his potential if he played in the right system and with a better set of teammates.
- Ben Gordon: Has fallen off the map since going to Detroit. We know he can still shoot the basketball. The key is that he hasn't defended as well since leaving Chicago. Like Villanueva, I think he'd improve just by a change of scenery.
- Rashard Lewis: His salary is enormous. We'd have to trade away a lot of our role player to make it work. But the guy can still put the ball in the basket. And even though he's aging, he'll last longer just because his game revolves around his jumpshot and height as opposed to his athleticism. Having played with Dwight, and being a key reason they went to the Finals, might also pose an advantage.
- Brandon Roy: The Blazers are reportedly asking Roy to retire so they don't have to pay him. It was only a small glimpse but the guy played well when motivated during the playoffs. He'd be able to start, unlike his current situation, and would be playing with a PG that can shoot the ball (playing with Andre Miller created headaches for him because Miller couldn't spot up, they gave the ball for him more than they should have). Once the BYC stipulation ends, Roy might be had for the right price.