Sources say that new Nets owner Bruce Ratner wants to cut salaries and may be unwilling to pay Kenyon Martin enough to keep him around. Jason Kidd's large contract could also be seen as a large burden, despite what he has done to turn the franchise around. Also, there is talk that a sign-and-trade deal could be worked out with Phoenix, bringing Amare Stoudemire to New Jersey.
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