Not the juiciest of rumors, but the Brooklyn Nets are rumored to be interested in acquiring the Wolves late first round pick for MarShon Brooks. Depending on which rumors you heard, they may also be interested in Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea. Here’s a tidbit…
The Brooklyn Nets are trying to find a home for their 2011 first-round selection, MarShon Brooks. Sources say the Nets are trying to land a second first-rounder in return. One team to watch is the Minnesota Timberwolves. If the Wolves will give the Nets the No. 26 pick in return, they’ll probably have a deal on draft night.
You know how the Wolves are interested in finding 3-and-D guys? MarShon shot 30% from 3 last season, thank you very much. However, at just over 12 minutes a game last season, does he even play?
I’ll let Zach Harper and just give you the top 2 of his 6 reasons why this is bogus from over at A Wolf Among Wolves take it from there…
Let’s go through this entire idea step-by-step:
- Stefan Bondy is a good guy (had the pleasure of meeting him at the Finals) and a good reporter. I don’t think he’s lying here; I just think his sources are drumming up crap, throwing it at a wall and seeing what’s cooked pasta. Stefan is doing his job of reporting what multiple sources are telling him.
- Brooks for Barea or Brooks for Ridnour literally can’t happen under the collective bargaining agreement. The Nets currently have $Texas as their cap number and so they need a trade to be of salaries within 125% of each other (I believe that’s the number for the kind of taxpayer the Nets are with their salary). Brooks makes $1.2 million this year. Barea ($4.6m) and Ridnour ($4.3m) make nearly four times that amount. A straight-up trade of them is against the rules.
Right. It’s impossible. I don’t need any more. Thank you.