If there is one player in this league that will definitely be dealt by the rapidly approaching deadline on Feb. 24, it is Nets PF Troy Murphy, the ninth-year veteran out of Notre Dame.
A New Jersey native, Murphy was "excited" for the opportunity to play for the Nets, yet he was never able to establish himself in Avery Johnson's rotation. Murphy requested a trade back in January, but has been part of Carmelo Anthony rumors ever since their inception.
With his $11.97 million contract expiring at year's end, it should not be difficult for the Nets to find a team eager to shed some cap space. Here are a few plausible trades that would give the Nets solid value in return for the unfortunate big man.