With news coming out recently that New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has told his management team to give up in the pursuit of superstar Carmelo Anthony, the team on the court can go back to simply playing basketball.
They no longer have to listen to the incessant rumors and repeatedly false reports that a trade is imminent.
Now that the organization is moving in a different direction, we're left to ponder just what direction that is.
Will the team make any other moves, or are they content to build through the draft and take a run at some notable free agents this summer?
Getting Anthony would have made the team immediately relevant, but the quick fix is not always the best one, and Prokhorov has realized it wasn't worth the draining effect all the innuendo had on the team.
Anthony didn't appear overly thrilled about the prospect of playing for the Nets either, so this was the best move for all involved.
It will now take more time for the team to get back to its winning ways, but the results could be longer-lasting if everything falls into place.
Here are 10 reasons the Nets still have a bright future, despite saying goodbye to Carmelo Anthony.