David Aldridge reports on NBA TV that the Nets are "calling around the league" hoping to move up in the lottery where they would like to take Thomas Robinson, NCAA Player of the Year and a projected top five pick. Aldridge said the Nets hope to use Robinson to close the deal with Deron Williams or in a trade for Dwight Howard.
Robinson said a few months back that he would like to play for the Nets.
The Nets are hoping to move into the first round and have $3 million of Mikhail Prokhorov's cash hoard available to facilitate such a move. The question is what other assets can they marshal to move up 50+ places on the Draft Board. Aldridge reportedly used the word "desperate" to describe the Nets efforts. Speaking of "desperation", Aldridge also used the word in a tweet to characterize the Mavericks push for Williams. "Dallas' desperation for DWill."
Aldridge: Nets Want Thomas Robinson, But Not For Thomas Robinson - Devin Kharpertian - Nets are Scorching