Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune, writing for MSNBC, says he expects the Nets to break up the team this summer, no matter how far they go. Smith points to last summer's talks between the Nets and Bulls. The Nets were willing to trade Richard Jefferson for Luol Deng but the Bulls weren't willing to add the pick they wanted. Smith writes that deal was motivated by money and this summer's will be too. Meanwhile, ESPN's Marc Stein says the Lakers might revive Jason Kidd trade talks this summer.
- Enjoy the ride Nets fans, since it's about done - Sam Smith - MSNBC
- After disappointing season, Kobe wants changes 'now' - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Ask Sam Smith - Sam Smith - Chicago Tribune