Keep Joe Johnson
Trade him for Dwight
Supposedly a blockbuster trade is in the works again for D12...
Magic get: Lopez, Humphries, Brooks, 2013 pick, 2015 pick, and a 2017 pick
Nets get: Dwight
they are also saying they would have to take back hero turkolu but how would all those salaries match under the cap?
Just because James Dolan is incompetent you blame Melo for saying he'd be fine with the Knicks or Nets? Melo wanted New York, im sure he prefered us over the Nets but the Nets we're going to Brooklyn so it would have worked out. James Dolan deserves 100% of the blame because he let the Nets jerk him off.
Damn guys the seasons over and we're still hatin on Melo lmao
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Yea guys we should start worrying....a team with D Will, Joe Johnson and Dwight is just as good maybe better than the Knicks.
This is why we need Lin to be a great PG and/or have Nash come here so we can be a great passing team.
This is making me dislike Amare even more...his contract is such a burden on this team...we could swing moves for Dwight or someone else that is so much better right now....Amare better step it up.
I'd still take MIA, assuming Wade stays healthy, and the HEAT are up so many tempos since enacting their master plan --> gradually improving each year with MLE type deals.
But if you want to beat MIA, it will be by attacking their two weakest links: Center and PG, with legit stud PGs and Cs.....which both Deron and Howard are.
MIA is also susceptible to the 3, which will make a player like JJ quite effective.
You also need superb athletes, like Wallace.
Let us pray they do not get this deal done. Give how bad ORL wants Dwight *OFF* the team at this point, just as he wants off the team, it seems fairly likely to me, assuming any validity to the rumors.
Props to a real GM who is more cunning than he is a ****.....
Did you guys forget Gerald Wallace resigned with the Nets?
D.Will + Wallace + plus JJ= no price for Dwight or am I wrong?
Too, too true.
The utter fluke of Lin falling into our laps not withstanding, and we would already be considering our current team and future, a glossier version of Primetime Isiah years.
It's not a convenient truth, especially since so many don't like the actual man himself, but:
our final out card in the deck, and lifeboat, was when we coulda flipped Melo (and of course kept D'antoni, though he of course also could have been fired after the playoffs, if we didn't perform well).
Dolan decided against D'antoni -- and also Walsh's vision and strategy -- and in a final, definitive stroke, set in stone what is and will be our team and future.
Even if you think MDA is the worst coach in the world, it's pretty clear that his departure was a bad (very bad) thing, in the grand scope of things.
And personally, I'd have been interested to see what MDA coulda done with the team w/o Melo, and with Lin and the addition of a replacement star like Deron. Let's not forget that offense, and team chemistry, was our weak point -- not defense. I will forever believe we could have achieved a deadly, top3 NBA offense with MDA with a few simple moves, and maintained, and continued to improve, upon the top10 D we also had under him last year.
that's a solid starting 5 right there
The Nets would be way over the cap but they could get Dwight if they do a sign and trade. And Prokorov doesn't care about luxury cap penalities, the guy is a billionaire.
with Mirza Teletovic off the bench is a much better team.
Spread the floor with guys like Johnson, Wallace, Teletovic, and Turkoglu so Dwight can get open down low in the post and you can run pick and rolls all day with Dwight and D will with guys camping outside. Pretty hard to stop that.
If all this goes through, we're done.They immediately become better than us(The Knicks), but i live 5 minutes from the new Barclays center, so i guess i'll catch a few net games.