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Report: Increasingly desperate Nets now eye J.J. Hickson

Feb 15, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

J.J. Hickson AP

General Manager Billy King really wants to get some help at the four spot for his Nets. Of course, that’s all about just helping his team out and has nothing to do with him being in the last year of his contact and his expensive team not impressing much. It’s not about saving his job. You are so cynical. Why would you even think that?

The Nets were rumored to be interested in Josh Smith then when that wasn’t going anywhere they turned their focus to Paul Millsap. And there is always a Ben Gordon trade out there. But nobody seems to want to pay Kris Humphries $12 million next season. Imagine that.

But now the Nets may have a new target, tweets Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

The Rockets problem hasn’t changed — they don’t have a lot of trade assets anyone wants. MarShon Brooks and Mirza Teletovic are not going to get a deal done for them

LaMarcus Aldridge doesn’t think the Blazers will make any move, he told Ben Golliver (of Sports Illustrated).

With less than a week to the trade deadline, expect only about 27 more Nets trade rumors to come up.

  1. phaktor333 - Feb 15, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    The problem with the Nets is the team was built entirely wrong.There are no killers on this team and that is why they underachieve; they have no guys that have the heart to impose their will on a game and turn deficits into leads. All of the contenders around them have it…even Boston with its depleted lineup. The team may want to consider moving one of their ‘mid-sized three’ to get any tangible value back.

  2. hannsta - Feb 15, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    The Blazers have around 13mil of cap space next year. Hickson will go for at least 8 with how well he has been playing this season. That only leaves 5 to try to add pieces far more necessary than Hicksons hustle/rebound role, namely, a starting center and either an upgrade to Mathews or an equal to him who can come off the bench and create shots. Since Blazers will most likely let him walk in FA I think they should trade him if hes willing. Realistically, they have over performed this year and the lack of bench is catching up, I even as a fan, have a hard time seeing us make the playoffs so a trade of Hickson for potential would help us lose and get a better pick.

    I know Marshon is a young sg but not much else about him, how is he doing this year? Do the Nets have any picks this year?

  3. jmclarkent - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Billy King is a franchise killer. He can only draft in the second round, makes awful trades and overpays for talent (This Humphries contract is not new if you have followed him – look at the money he gave Kenny stinkin’ Thomas”.

    The fact that he picked Larry Hughes ahead of Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce sums up his career nicely.

  4. iritian - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    “The Rockets problem hasn’t changed” For the love of all things holy someone please proofread. You cant take 2 extra minutes to review what you’ve written? Anyways, the only way the Blazers do this deal is if Blatche is included because their front line is already thin as it is.There’s no way they’ll take Humphries’ ridiculous contract.

  5. sportsnut101 - Feb 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Why would blazers trade him great nets interested in everyone Shows u the gm built his team wrong Is lillard coming with Hickson. Trade dwilliams. N u will get at least 5 players. One star picks n team players

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