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Trade No. 1: To Denver for Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and Arron Afflalo. The Nets would send in return: Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, Sasha Vujacic, Troy Murphy, the L.A. Lakers' first-round pick in this year's draft and Golden State's first-round pick in next year's draft.
People want to believe this deal is dead, but I don't think it is. The Nuggets are facing a rebuilding situation and need to budge. The Nets simply have the best offer, one no other team can come close to matching.
Trade No. 2: To Charlotte for Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson, and DeSagana Diop. The Nets would send in return: Devin Harris, Troy Murphy, Johan Petro, and Golden State's first-round pick in next year's draft.
Michael Jordan apparently wants to clean house in Charlotte—possibly to get rid of Larry Brown's Guys—and atop his list is moving any combination of Wallace, Jackson and Boris Diaw. The 'Cats want a veteran point guard and some size down low. This deal would give Jordan just that, plus a pick and some cap relief. The Nets would get their defensive small forward, scoring guard and a backup center.
Trade No. 3: To Portland for Andre Miller and Marcus Camby. The Nets would send in return: Devin Harris, Troy Murphy, Ben Uzoh, and the L.A. Lakers' first-round pick in this year's draft.
While the Blazers have a good shot at securing a playoff spot, we all know their future past this season is quite murky. Miller could be a free agent at season's end, while Camby has one more year. Portland needs some scoring punch and could use Murphy's rebounding prowess and offensive versatility. The Nets would get their pass-first floor general and defensive/rebounding center to take the pressure off Brook Lopez.
Trade No. 4: To Utah for Andrei Kirilenko, Mehmet Okur, Raja Bell, and Earl Watson. The Nets would send in return: Devin Harris, Troy Murphy, Sasha Vujacic, Johan Petro, and Golden State's first-round pick in next year's draft.
The Jazz are already worried about Deron Williams, who could opt out after next season. This deal would allow them to stay competitive in the short term, give them a temporary replacement in Harris should Williams leave, provide them with some cap relief and gain them a valuable draft pick. The Nets would get significant size, defensive help and veteran leadership.
Trade No. 5: To Memphis for OJ Mayo and Hasheem Thabeet. The Nets would send in return: Devin Harris and a future second-round pick.
Mayo is simply wasting away in Memphis and could shine with a change of scenery. Harris helps the Grizzlies with their playoff chase. Thabeet, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft, is worth a look. The Nets shave money in the process. If the Grizz fall out of the playoffs, don't be surprised to see such a deal expand to include Zach Randolph and The Usual Suspects (Troy Murphy & Co.).