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The Endless Off-Season and An Opportunity for Product Placement

It's not often one of the game's top players becomes a topic of trade rumors this late in the off-season or that four teams pull off a big trade a month and a half before training camp opens.  Nor are so many free agents still available. Even less likely is that the Nets would be players in those August manuevers. 

Still, we know boredom can set in, and Al Iannazzone uses the doldrums of August to propose a new marketing effort for the Nets (as if they needed more!?): Get in on the product placement and cameo boom that's taken over "Entourage", the HBO series. Iannazzone suggests roles for Avery Johnson, Mikhail Prokhorov and Brook Lopez.