We all know about Howard, Kirilenko, Kidd, Gay and others that the Nets could be going after, but here are some ideas that I do not think have been addressed here yet that could work. I've also included the risk I think each player brings, and the likelihood that they live up to what their market value is, or probably will be, when they do ink a contract.
Jason Terry - So much has been made about the Dallas Mavericks trying to steal the Nets' best player, well why not go after the Mavericks' best available player? Terry comes off the books this summer and with Dallas trying to find a way to target Williams, Hibbert, Howard etc. he will certainly field offers. Terry is the kind of momentum shooter that would excel in a sure to be loud Brooklyn environment, and is that veteran scorer Williams talks about the Nets needing. (75% chance of earning his contract)
JaVale McGee - McGee may be laughed at, but depending on the price, he could be worth pursuing. McGee is pretty much the exact opposite of Lopez, a smart player lacking athleticism, as he makes a lot of rookie mistakes, but has a ton of raw athletic ability. If the price is right, having a shot blocking presence, and yet another alley-oop target could be intriguing. (35% chance of earning his contract)
Carlos Boozer - Boozer has a terrible contract, but reuniting Williams with one of his former teammates could be the way to go if Howard is unavailable. If the Nets are smart with who they sign and who they keep you can still put a good team around these two that can make the playoffs. (25% chance of earning his contract)
Al Horford - Horford just signed a new deal and had a tough injury, but he is a talented player with a lot of heart, and a good all-around game on both sides of the floor. If the Hawks decide to rebuild which has been the rumor and he becomes available the Nets should jump at this opportunity. (80% chance of earning his contract)
Stephen Curry - Curry is tricky because of his injuries, but there is a chance Golden State decides he is not in their future and makes him available. Curry has had issues figuring out whether he is a PG or SG, but I think with Deron Williams as opposed to Monta Ellis, on the floor, the two could provide the NBA's best offensive backcourt. If they are not forced to trade much, the 2012-2013 season is his finally year with him becoming restricted after that, so the risk is low. (90% chance of earning his contract)
Nick Young - Young has also had some decision making issues, but he would provide yet another pure shooting option for the Nets. (60% chance of earning his contract)
Elton Brand - If he gets amnestied by the 76ers, he probably won't be looking for a huge contract and will just want a team where he can contribute. A solid big who can shoot the ball is never a bad thing at the right price. (50% chance of earning his contract)