The Nets are trying to avoid the luxury tax and are willing to trade one of their two first round picks, possibly to the Bobcats, along with Marc Jackson's contract. Jackson earns $4.9 million next year. The Nets would get a minimum salary player and a trade exception in return. The desire to cut costs, reminiscent of unpopular moves made in the 2004 off-season, comes as the team sees limited hope for any other deadline deal.
- The objective: Cutting salary - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- Marc May Be Joining Bobcats - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Bickerstaff: Bobcats weighing trade options - Rick Bonnell - Charlotte Observer
- Nets Notes: Final trading day - Al Iannazzone - The Record