Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Rod Thorn lowered the rhetorical temperature yesterday and the two sides appeared to close to finalizing a sign-and-trade that would finally bring the power forward to New Jersey. Although reports differed on how close the Nets are to making a final decision, the two made statements yesterday indicating tempers have cooled.
- Nets Set to Land Shareef - Lenn Robbins - New York Post
- Abdur-Rahim learns fate today - Dave D'Allesandro - Newark Star-Ledger
- Nets reconsider as Shareef balks - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- Heat hoping their time is now - Mike Kahn - Fox Sports
- Nets reportedly trying to soothe Abdur-Rahim - NBC Sports