After stunning the NBA world by acquiring All-Star Deron Williams, the New Jersey Nets made a move that had been anticipated for weeks by trading Troy Murphy to the Golden State Warriors along with a 2012 second-round draft pick.
In return for the little-used Murphy, the Nets received forward Brandan Wright and center Dan Gadzuric.
General Manager Billy King said in statement that both players bring different qualities to New Jersey.
"Dan is an NBA veteran who will add depth to our front-court rotation, while Brandan is a young player who we feel has significant room to grow and develop in our system."
All three players involved are in the final year of their contracts with Murphy due to be bought out by the Warriors while Gadzuric is nothing more than roster filler for New Jersey. Wright, on the other hand, should see much more time than he did so far this season for Golden State.
A lottery pick in 2007, Wright is still just 23 years old but has been held back by injuries throughout his young career. He has only appeared in 21 games this season, averaging four points and two rebounds in a little more than nine minutes per game.
With so little invested in the trade, the Nets will be huge winners here if they can catch lightning in a bottle with Wright.