Apparently LBJ said to them yesterday that "be prepared to have two max slots" which tells you that he is seriously looking at Heat, Bulls, Knicks, Cle
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Here is where I am coming from with the toying and/or smoke. The Nets can get free for 2 max if they clear another $3 mill which they can do, but here is their problem when you look at their roster.
Now what's left for Max (leaving out LBJ):
1. Joe Johnson SG - borderline MERC who will sign for $119 and has expressed zero interest in NJ. The NETS would be utterly stupid to sign or trade for him.
2. D-Wade: If there was a list for wade it would be 1. Heat 2 (distant). Bulls, 3(further distant). Knicks. He met with them yesterday and said impressed; yes all presentations will impress you they are salesmen.
Now for the REAL meat
3. Bosh - True MERC who has to come to your team for a S&T. Now whatever NJ was selling team wise to LBJ will have to go in this S&T thus negating what they said. Toronto will ask for Lopez and then ask for Favors and Harris. Hate to say this NJ fans; Lee for Bosh is better than anything you offer outside of Lopez WHOM YOU CANNOT TRADE.
4. STAT - IF THE KNICKS OR HEAT get a commit from him, that seriously hurts NJ's chances of signing LeBron. They would now have to convince Toronto to take just Favors & a pick, good luck with that.
One last thing Knicks and Nets both did something stupid yesterday.
Nets - Don't sell global brand! The NBA is already Global and so is LBJ
Knicks - Don't oversell NY! Remember that Brooklyn is getting a team too.