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.
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.