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Nets Using Sign-and-Trade to Get Anthony Morrow From Warriors

Anthony Morrow will be a Net faster than expected.  The Nets and Warriors tentatively agreed to a sign-and-trade Monday instead of having New Jersey send an offer sheet to Golden State. The deal will become official Tuesday.  The Warriors wind up with a $4 million trade exception for Morrow--nothing more.  As a result, the Nets won't have to wait a week for Golden State to decide  whether to match a three-year, $12 million offer sheet. Since Morrow had never signed the offer sheet, the two teams were able to negotiate an alternate deal.

"It's gonna be tough leaving the Warriors but I feel like I had to do what was best for myself and my family," Morrow tweeted late Monday.

Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted earlier that the Nets had been prepared to front-load their offer to Morrow making the decision more difficult for the Warriors. Instead, the two sides worked out the sign-and-trade. The Warriors signaled they wouldn't match Sunday when they signed Dorell Wright, who like Morrow is a deep shooting swing man.  Al Iannazzone tweeted that the Nets didn't send anything out west.  That means the Nets retain the Warriors' draft picks in 2011 (second round) and 2012 (first round).