With the Nets feeling good about getting Shareef Abdur-Rahim, the team turned its attention to other pieces of the off-season puzzle, starting with Heat guard Keyon Dooling. The Nets' top priority, however, remained getting a sign-and-trade deal done with the Blazers. Although no progress was reported, Rod Thorn seemed to be wavering on his "no first round pick" stance while a competing deal between the Blazers and Kings fell apart. Meanwhile, the Nets' own Cliff Robinson agreed to a new, two-year, $4.5 million contract and the team considered signing 6'10" Bobcat forward Malik Allen, 6'5" Rocket guard Jon Barry and others.
- Nets get their man - Al Iannazzone - YES Network
- Nets might give in to land Abdur-Rahim - Dave D'Allesandro - Newark Star-Ledger
- Clock's Crucial to Shareef Deal - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets decide Clifford's a Keeper - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- There's a Wells, few other ways - Martin McNeal - Sacramento Bee
- Nets keeping veteran - Al Iannazzone - Bergen Record
- Orlando Offers Keyon Dooling A Three-Year $9 Million Contract - Christopher Reina - Real GM