On draft day, the free agency will have technically yet to start, so in terms of salary and cap space, players with expiring or possibly expiring contracts (in the case of a player option) cannot be traded, but still count against the salary cap when determining how much cap space is available on draft day. So what I've done is taken NI's post "Nets Trade Assets Bridging Brooklyn" and highlighted the assets that the Nets can use on draft day to make a trade. I'll make new posts at the end of the regular season (re: the Houston pick) and after the draft lottery takes place (re: our 2012 pick and the 2013 or 2014 first round pick), unless NI wants to add that as a section on his next trade asset post.
- " a million dollars or so" of cap space
- MarShon Brooks ($1.1 million), Jordan Williams ($473,604), Anthony Morrow ($4 million) and Johan Petro ($3.25 million)
- the rights to Bojan Bogdanovic
- In 2012, the Nets have their own first round pick IF they finish 1, 2 or 3 in the lottery, the Rockets' first round pick (lottery-protected), and the Heat's second round pick (unprotected)
- In 2013 (and beyond), the Nets have their own first round pick unless they get 1, 2, or 3 in the 2012 draft.
- In 2016 and 2017, the Nets have their own second round picks
- a $3 million exception and a $1.3 million exception.
- $3 million cash