Found June 04, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
The Brooklyn Nets had a simple plan. Acquire a star player like Deron Williams, sell him on the move to Brooklyn and the all-star, mega-billionaire ownership of Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z, and then work on acquiring a second superstar player to make the move to the Barclays Center complete. That task was accomplished by clearing out enough cap space to have only $9.4 million committed toward 2013 if every eligible player declines his option. Billy King did some masterful cap work. The only problem was that Deron Williams never committed to signing a new deal (really unless the Nets do bring in that second star) and Dwight Howard, rumored to have favored Brooklyn throughout his whole indecision, opted into the final year of his contract and is not available for Brooklyn to bring in this year. The Nets' last chance (perhaps) to get Dwight Howard passed when they lost out on the top overall pick and the chance of giving Orlando the next Dwight Howard in exchange for the current ...
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