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Old 01-20-13, 12:10 PM
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Gay to Nets?

Nets have made overtures to the Grizzlies about Gay but unless they get the 6'8" SF with the max contract, they're likely to stand pat at the deadline.

Talks I believe have taken place for Gay. Have no idea regarding Millsap.

There's validity to Nets' interest in Gay. How it turns out is anyone's guess

--On the likelihood of getting Gay and whether they're really interested in others...

Don't believe they can get Gay. No, otherwise

Other than Gay, I don't envision a relatively young All-Star forward being available, even if they had ample assets.

--On what they're like to give up and what they're not...

Yes. They're not going to break up primary nucleus to get Gay, though

Nets owner isn't concerned about overpaying players who produce. I would get Gay if all it took was four picks, Kris, MarShon

--On why the Nets' reported interest in Millsap...

If report is true Nets are considering trade for Millsap it’s surely not to keep, but to use in package to acquire Gay

--On whether getting Gay would mean dumping Gerald Wallace...

I believe they'd keep him. I believe they'd want to keep him. I believe they'd have no choice but to keep him

Wallace creates as many problems for defenders at the four as they do for him....except he's tougher than 90 percent of league

--If not Gay, what about using Humphries contract to get someone else...

They're not looking to acquire marginal players. Humprhies' contract more of an asset this summer as it enters expiration year

Nets aren't title contender this year. If someone can be had to put them closer to that level you do it. Rising UFA Millsap does not

The Nets had assigned a high priority to signing Gay back in 2010, believing they had enough cap space to lure the then 23-year-old. However, Memphis surprised everyone by giving Gay the max. He is owed $34.3 million over the next two years and has a player option on another $19.3 million in 2014-15. He is currently averaging 17.6 points and 5.8 rebounds, but shooting only 41.6 percent overall and 31.2 percent from three, both below his career averages.

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