The basics of the possible four-team trade involving the Nets, Nuggets, Bobcats, and Jazz, as covered in a prior update in this StoryStream, are these: the Nets receive Carmelo Anthony from the Nuggets; the Nuggets receive Derrick Favors and future first-round draft picks from the Nets, and Andrei Kirilenko from the Jazz; the Bobcats receive Devin Harris from the Nets; and the Jazz receive Boris Diaw from the Bobcats. Nets beat writer Al Iannazzone reports on the smaller details of that deal, which is still in the works:
In the proposed deal, as we were told, the Nets would send Derrick Favors and Golden State’s 2012 first-round pick to Denver. It’s the pick they acquired in the Marcus Williams trade and is protected 1-7.
The Nets also would send Harris and Jarvis Hayes, whose rights they didn’t renounce, to Charlotte, and Quinton Ross to the Jazz.
In return, the Nets get Anthony, a three-time All-Star and career 24.7-point scorer, and third-year point guard DJ Augustin from Charlotte.
Those players may not seem significant, but they are instrumental in evening the trade for financial purposes. Hayes, for instance, may not even play this year, but the Nets retained his Bird Rights simply to use him in a potential deal, as SB Nation's own Nets Daily pointed out weeks ago.