Berger looks at all the moving parts on what he calls "Brooklyn Day", the pursuit of Williams, the proposed trade for Joe Johnson and in the distance, the plan to get Dwight Howard, all of it conducted in the shadow of Barclays Center. It's a high risk, high reward plan.
He takes reader through the plan, not waiting for Howard, but instead moving on multiple other fronts while at the same making sure new GM Rob Hennigan understands the ramifications of waiting to long to talk with the Nets. "think for a moment how Hennigan feels about watching the Nets -- Howard's preferred team -- filling their cap space with Johnson, Wallace, Lopez and others instead of Howard and either Hedo Turkoglu or Jason Richardson."
Bottom line, writes Berger in the lengthy piece, "If it all works out, the Nets will move into their new building next season as a relevant, competitive and most important of all, interesting team -- a worthy challenger to the Knicks."
- As Deron Williams meeting looms, Nets look to strike on multiple fronts - Ken Berger - CBS Sports
- Howard has eye on Bklyn - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Williams still key, but Wallace re-signed - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Nets free agency: Gerald Wallace is signed as focus shifts to Deron Williams - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Brooklyn Nets doing their best to re-sign Deron Williams - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Nets agree with Gerald Wallace, ponder other moves - Al Iannazzone - New York Newsday
- Can Dwight Howard find way to Nets? - The Record
- Atlanta Hawks: Danny Ferry focused on salary cap ‘flexibility’ with trades - Michael Cunningham - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
NBA Trade Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Want To Sell You a 6-Time All Star - Jason Walker