Julian Garcia reports that the Nets could have an "inside track" on J.R. Smith, the Nuggets' shooting guard and Jersey native. Garcia calls Smith "the most realistic possibility" among the top restricted free agents. The Nets would have to get an agreement from Smith that he wants to sign with New Jersey, then use that to work a sign-and-trade. Nuggets brass has said they'd match any offer for Smith.
- J.R. Smith could get look in barren market - Julian Garcia - The Inter-Nets