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Abdur-Rahim Trade on Hold, Say Nets

The Nets have put the trade for Shareef Abdur-Rahim on hold after the power forward's physical revealed a problem. Rod Thorn would not reveal the nature of the problem, citing a need for privacy. He added that the Nets are awaiting additional medical opinions. While saying he was optmistic the deal would eventually get done, Thorn admitted the team is facing critical deadlines. Various radio reports claimed the physical revealed a knee problem...and in fact, the physical was conducted by the Nets' orthopedist.