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Nets Looking to Deal Jackson for Luxury Tax Relief

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.