As of Thursday evening, the Nets have 11 players with guaranteed deals that extend beyond Christmas. That doesn't include Stephen Graham who the Nets have to make a decision within the next 10 days or their two top free agent targets, Andrei Kirilenko and Kris Humphries. It does include Shelden and Shawne Williams.
And they are still $18 to $19 million under the salary cap. With the waiving of Travis Outlaw, there is only one Net with a contract that will pay more than $4 million this season: Deron Williams and only one who's owed $10 million over the course of their contracts: again, D-Will. So, as John Schuhmann writes, "they could give Kirilenko a pretty lucrative one-year deal."
The Best of the Rest - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Nets still trying for Howard trade while thinking about long-term salary cap - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Nets moving on from Dwight Howard with smaller moves - Fred Kerber - New York Post