2010 Free Agency
Posts regarding free agency in the Summer of 2010.
Devin Harris was Nets captain last season and is likely to be again this season. So he has some perspective on a number of things Nets which he shared with the Madison Capitol Times Wednesday while taking a group of campers to the University of Wisconsin.
The Houston Chronicle reports Thursday the Nets had prepared to offer Luis Scola $55 million over five years, including a big signing bonus, earlier this month, but the Rockets forward decided to accept the security of a smaller deal with Houston.
Keyon Dooling signs, but not with the Heat. He's headed to Milwaukee where he will back up Brandon Jennings and join Chris Douglas-Roberts. Dooling had been rumored to be headed to Miami.
Craig Smith, responding to a lobbying campaign by NetsDaily posters, says he would love to play for the Nets "so we will see what will happen". No indication if the Nets have approached him or are even interested.
Bobby Marks, now vice president of basketball operations and Billy King's No. 2 in the front office, is one the NBA's top "capologists", a job that requires the skills of an accountant, computer geek and lawyer. He's done so well at it that numerous writers see the 37-year-old as a future GM.
It's hard to call the Nets anything but losers in free agency, but in his Winners and Losers column Sunday, Dave D'Alessandro of the Star-Ledger points out the window may not be closed for the team.
In this week's Off-Season Report, we take a look at wo Avery Johnson interviews we belatedly trolled through Saturday. We answer the question, Who is Prokhorov's go-to guy on the Nets. We take a look at how the start of the Nets rebuilding compares to that of the 76ers after their disastrous season in 1973...and how it compares to the Knicks now.
In somewhat differing but complementary views of backroom manuevering before "The Decision" Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! and Brian Windhorst of the Plain Dealer before him suggest that the Nets never really had a chance with LeBron James.
The Nets formally announced the signings of Jordan Farmar, Travis Outlaw and Johan Petro on Wednesday, and then had all four of their new players (including Anthony Morrow) meet the media. They're young, they're apparently happy to be here, and they're looking for an opportunity to play.
Nets sell 2, 100 new season ticket packages, but the Knicks sell 4,000 and the Bulls 5,000, all due to the LeBron Buzz. See, he didn't leave us empty-handed.
Mikhail Prokhorov asks Nets fans for patience in spite of last season's disastrous 12-70 record and this summer's disappointing free agency. He also says his plan for a championship in five years remains intact.
Disappointed with what they didn't get, yet happy with what they did seems to be the Nets mantra this off-season. Meanwhile, a new name has emerged in the power forward pool: Louis Amundson, but only as a back-up, short-term choice.
Nets and Warriors agree to a sign-and-trade that will permit Anthony Morrow to join the Nets without having to wait for Golden State to match the Nets' $12 million offer sheet.
The four newest Nets--Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro, Travis Outlaw and Jordan Farmar--are expected in early this week for physicals and a press conference. Mikhail Prokhorov who will attend his first NBA Board of Governors meeting Monday in Las Vegas.
The Nets have made point guard Jordan Farmar an offer of three years and either $11 or $12 million, depending on which tweet you read.
Nyet to Nets? In a surprising development, at least in Russia, the country's top center signed with the Knicks and not Mikhail Prokhorov's Nets. Asked why, Timofey Mozgov replied, "you'd better ask my agent about that."
The Nets finally got some shopping done, adding Travis Outlaw, Johan Petro and (likely) Anthony Morrow. But they're still missing a power forward and a back-up point guard. The list of potential targets remains the same: Udonis Haslem, Luis Scola and Jordan Farmar.
The Nets have signed shooting guard Anthony Morrow, a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet worth $12 million over three years. The Warriors will have a week to decide whether or not to match the offer, but according to Adrian Wojnarowski, they're not expected to.
Rumors aplenty as free agency reaches musical chairs stage: Are the Nets going to prepare a "big money" offer for Luis Scola? Are they interested in Derek Fisher?