Nets-Thunder Talks Fall Through; Brook Lopez Stays Put In BrooklynEarly in the day, Yahoo Sports reported that the Nets would receive center Kendrick Perkins, small forward Perry Jones and point guard Reggie Jackson in a potential deal for Lopez.
Schmeelk: Low Probability Of Trade Might Be Good Thing For KnicksThey have veteran players underperforming, few youngsters with potential and no draft picks to trade in the near future. It’s tough to make a trade when that’s the case -- which for the Knicks might actually be a good thing.
Lichtenstein: Nets’ Trade For Thornton Fails To Address Main ConcernsThornton, a relatively low-percentage gunner on bad teams who wore out his welcome in Sacramento, isn’t the solution to the Nets’ weaknesses that could ultimately steer them adrift towards a doomed outcome.
Nets Trade Jason Terry, Reggie Evans To Kings For Marcus ThorntonThe Nets have agreed to acquire guard Marcus Thornton from the Sacramento Kings for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans.
Report: Knicks Would Like To Move Felton; Teague, Lowry On RadarAccording to a report, general manager Steve Mills is looking to upgrade the point-guard position in an effort to salvage what is, at this point, a lost season.
Knicks Trade Ronnie Brewer To Thunder For Second-Round Pick, Agree With MartinThe Knicks traded shooting guard/small forward Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second-round pick and cash considerations. New York also agreed in principle to sign 12-year veteran Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract.
Chris Sheridan To Joe & Evan: There Is '50-50 Chance' Lakers Trade D12 To Nets"The Nets were willing last year to give up Brook Lopez and five first-round picks to get this guy," Sheridan told Joe & Evan. "The Nets have been trying to get this guy for two years ... They can get him without giving up Brook."
Howard Waives Opt Out Clause; Will Stay With MagicMagic center Dwight Howard has made a definitive decision regarding his future, and it doesn't spell good news for Nets fans. Howard has signed papers agreeing to waive the early termination option in his contract, and he will be with the Magic to begin the 2012-13 season.