New Jersey Nets Owner Stands Up, but Is It Too Late?

Double G SportsCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2011

NEW YORK - MAY 19:  New Jersey Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov addresses the media during a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 19, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov had enough of the Carmelo Anthony trade chatter.

Last night, the Russian owner called off all talks.

Prokhorov flew in yesterday and talked with reporters before last night's game against the Utah Jazz. He made it clear that he was unhappy with the way trade talks had been going and stood up for his team.

Good, right? Well, yes and no. It’s nice to see the owner stand up for his organization and not let them get flung around the way Denver was. It shows the rest of the NBA that the New Jersey Nets are not going to be pushovers.

Prokhorov realizes the constant trade talks have taken a toll on the players.

It may become a case of timing and Prokhorov may be late. You have to think the Nets players are upset, frustrated and even angry with the trade talks. Just about every player on the team was mentioned at some point in trade talks for Anthony.

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