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In the most recent proposed trade, the Nets would be giving up Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy, Ben Uzoh and four first-round picks for Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Melvin Ely and Renaldo Balkman.
Murphy and Uzoh basically ride the bench for the Nets, so it really comes down to Harris and Favors.
Even with this trade, the Nets have some pieces that could make them a competitive team.
Young center Brook Lopez is the type of player the Nets are looking to build around. Kris Humphries, Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic have all been strong off the bench as well.
Sharpshooters Anthony Morrow and Travis Outlaw also would contribute to the team.
The Nets would suddenly be very deep, and depth is important in the NBA.
They would sport a lineup similar to following: Brook Lopez C, Kris Humphries PF, Carmelo Anthony SF, Anthony Morrow SG, Chauncey Billups PG.
With Farmar, Vujacic, Outlaw, Williams, Ely, Balkman and Johan Petro coming off the bench, the Nets would have the makings of a solid roster.