Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 2/11/13
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  The Brooklyn Nets are currently the fifth seed in the East and capped out for the foreseeable future, because of over 300 million dollars committed in the off-season. This involved adding or keeping, Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace and other minor players. However, word is that they are going hard after Atlanta Hawks’ star forward, Josh Smith. Smith is a free agent at season’s end and will ask for a maximum contract that the Nets cannot afford to give, unless they clear extra cap space, which will be quite hard. Despite Deron Williams’ relatively poor season, compared to his standards, it would be difficult to see the Nets parting with the player considered to be their franchise player and who would be impossible to get an even close to equal return for, so he will not be traded. Brook Lopez is the best center in the Eastern Conference, so he too should be off the table. That leaves Humphries , Johnson and Wallace, however nobody is trading...
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