Yes, they still play games. With much of the roster involved in trade rumors, the Nets will take the floor Wednesday vs. the Raptors in a game that could be anti-climactic by 7:30 p.m. Assuming there are no trades, the big question at game time will be whether Deron Williams will take the court after missing the Rockets and Bucks games with a strained calf.
Officially, Williams is day-to-day. What's also day-to-day is the Nets roster. One issue that could affect the timing of trades is the league rule that teams must have eight active players. Without Williams the last two games, the Nets have suited up 10 players. Then, there are the issues of physicals, press conferences, etc.,
The Raptors have Andrea Bargnani back, but the same night he returned, Jose Calderon (ankle) went down. He, like, D-Will, is day-to-day. They've recently gotten solid performances from Leandro Barbosa, but he's on the trade block. Still, the Raptors have played well of late, winning five of the last 10 and pulling one game ahead of the Nets in the standings at 14-28.
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