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New Jersey Nets Trade Rumors: Boris Diaw And His Expiring Contract?

The New Jersey Nets are reportedly interested in acquiring Boris Diaw and his expiring contract from the Charlotte Bobcats prior to Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline.

From the Observer [via HOOPSWORLD]:

The New Jersey Nets would like Boris Diaw’s expiring $9 million contract number, and they’d give up the future first-round pick the Houston Rockets owe them to accomplish that. The Bobcats would have to take players with financial obligations beyond this season.

I hear Jordan Farmar and Johan Petro would come to Charlotte.

Diaw reportedly has a $9 million contract, and this move would be entirely about clearing cap space for this summer as the Nets try to construct a team to begin their tenure in Brooklyn for the 2012-2013 season.


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The seven-foot Petro is a replaceable spare part. Farmer is averaging a career-best 10.7 points per game this season.

At first blush it seems like a lot to surrender for the cap space. If, however, the Nets need the money for a summer pursuit of Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard it would be a price worth paying.