The Brooklyn Nets are looking to make a deal that will see them move into a much more competitive place in the Eastern Conference. Reports from NBA journalist Peter Vecsey on Jan. 21, 2013, claims via his official twitter account that one of the first players the Nets could be looking to make a deal for is out of favor Memphis Grizzlies star Rudy Gay:
@sickbeardgame @pimperial24 @abresler There's validity to Nets' interest in Gay. How it turns out is anyone's guess — Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) January 20, 2013.
The acquisition of Gay could be a major financial burden for the Nets, but the potential playoff implications of the deal could still prompt them to make a move for the player who is set to have a massive salary over the next two seasons.
Brooklyn, Milwaukee and Denver are among the teams that might make a play for Utah forward Paul Millsap at the deadline. Millsap's contract expires at season's end. Most teams interested in obtaining Millsap, however, would do so with the intent of offering him an immediate extension.
Millsap may not be a starter every night for the Nets, but he could provide much more cohesion and balance to the Nets lineup and allow a more fluid rotation during games that increases the teams overall quality and production.
The Nets are one of the most likely teams to be active in the next few weeks and it will be interesting to see just what happens and where the chips may fall before the late February trade deadline.
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