“The Nets are crazy. If they surrender Favors and five first-rounders here (…) they would have paid an unthinkable price for Anthony and Harrington, whose mid-level contract is fully guaranteed through 2012-13 and partially guaranteed for two seasons after that.
Jordan Farmar would be their full-time point guard. Their likely starting lineup would be Anthony, Harrington, Farmar, Brook Lopez and Anthony Morrow. Their bench would consist of Travis Outlaw — perhaps the league’s biggest new free-agent bust right now — and zero other useful assets. You don’t trade five first-round draft picks for that roster.”
SI’s Zach Lowe solidifies a growing sentiment: that both the Nuggets and Nets don’t have a clue.
The Nuggets are turning down a trade that “nets” them 2 or 3 1st round picks, plus last drafts 3rd overall big Derrick Favors, and for what? Because they don’t want to inherit $8 million on a contract THAT IS EXPIRING???
Meanwhile the Nets are selling the farm for the above mentioned lineup - a team if they’re lucky might get swept as a 7 or 8 seed the next 2 seasons - when they should be using these next 3 years to build through the draft before moving to Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, Carmelo to the Knicks is all that anybody really wants.