Busy week behind and busier week ahead for the four newest Nets...and Rod Thorn.
Anthony Morrow and Johan Petro tweet they are in New Jersey for physicals Monday morning, while Travis Outlaw has told the Portland Oregonian the same thing. No word on Jordan Farmar's plans...or where he's at. Outlaw also told the Oregonian that he'll be introduced at a press conference in New Jersey Tuesday, but other reports indicate it's been pushed back to Wednesday. The Nets have not yet officially announced a press conference.
The Nets are expected to formally sign Morrow to a three year, $12 million offer sheet sometime Monday, starting the seven-day clock for the Warriors to match. The Nets do not believe they will.
Dave D'Alessandro has also reported that Mikhail Prokhorov, in Las Vegas for his first NBA owners conference, may drop by New Jersey Tuesday to interview a candidate to replace Thorn as president of basketball operations. Fred Kerber adds that Thorn says his last day is Friday "unless something big breaks." Kerber writes Monday that it appears that Billy King, the former 76er GM, is in line for the job of president of basketball operations with Bobby Marks moving into the GM role last held by Kiki Vandeweghe. However, he suggests nothing is set in stone.
With the four signings (assuming the Warriors don't match), the Nets are about $14.5 million under the salary cap with a payroll right around the league-mandated minimum.
- Nets ready to make offer for Warriors' Morrow - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
- A good Nets investment: The case for Jordan Farmar - Dave D'Alessandro - Nets Blast
- The Nets Aren’t As Big Of A Free Agency Loser As You May Think - Daniel Marks - DIME
Rod Thorn looks for GM in last week with the Nets - Tom Canavan - AP