Nets Rumors & News
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The New Jersey Nets didn’t wait around for tonight’s NBA draft to make a big splash.  The team pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade today, acquiring forwards Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Richard Jefferson.

In addition to acquiring the 6th overall pick in last year’s draft in Yi, the Nets save themselves a boatload of money in the swap by unloading the three years and more than $42 million owed Jefferson.

First Kidd, now R.J.  You know if Vince Carter‘s contract was tradeable, he’d be on the next bus as well.  It’s pretty clear to me that – like the Knicks – the Nets are positioning themselves to get under the cap by the summer of 2010 when big ticket free agents like LeBron JamesDwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all hit the open market – just in time for the franchise’s move to Brooklyn.

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