John Hollinger who writes for both the New York Sun and ESPN.com argues that the Nets lack of defensive intensity is so bad that "it may be time for radical surgery". He prescribes taking out the Nets' Jefferson. Hollinger notes that RJ has been a disappointment defensively and as a result, perimeter defense is the worst in the league. Hollinger proposes some trades, but doesn't seem to understand the league's base year compensation rules. The Nets can only take back half RJ's $10 million salary.
- Why the Nets Should Trade Richard Jefferson - John Hollinger - New York Sun