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Interesting and exciting news being made as the Nets are going after Jason Kidd as their lead head coach candidate. But the issue still remains that they start Reggie Evans lol. They are incredibly slow and are a poor outside shooting team. That being said, they do have Kris Humphries now expiring contract this season which is no real use to them (theyre booked over the salary cap till 2017) but could be valuable to other teams hoping to make a run at certain free agents next offseason with LeBron and Melo potentially on the market. So the question is, what can they get for him? While all of these are admittedly unlikely, which of the following players do you think are most likely to be members of the nets this season? Call it wishful thinking.

Pieces to trade:
Humphries 12mil
Teletovic 3mil
Marshon Brooks 1mil
2014 1st round pick

Potential to trade for:
Horford
Boozer
Granger
Stoudamire
Gay
Nene
Lee
P. Gasol
Randolph
Love
Gordon
Aldridge


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Oh God please trade for

Oh God please trade for Boozer. The Bulls will take Hump's expiring and Teletovic.
Deal? Deal. No take backs.

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First, I am not sure that

First, I am not sure that Jason Kidd is ready to be a head coach. What about bringing in Lionel Hollins for 2 or 3 years, hire Jason Kidd as the top assistant coach and let him learn from Hollins. Hollins is old, so Kidd can take over in a few years.

Let Hollins teach toughness, some defense, and then let Kidd run the offense.

The Nets are a veteran ball club who could use a tough guy coach as well as a new assistant coach (Jason Kidd) with a brilliant basketball mind.

Hollins would be the best coaching fit for the Nets RIGHT NOW, and Jason Kidd would be a great pick for the future.

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Jason Kidd became the

Jason Kidd became the Headcoach of the NJ Nets when Kidd & Kenyon Martin had headcoach Byron Scott Fired, and went on a 16 game win streak to make the assistant water-boy coach Frank look like a headcoach.

Jason Kidd selecting his own coaching-staff (Rasheed, Kurt Thomas, and ???), plus getting the organization to sign one or two old-head FA (Marion & K-Mart), Headcoach Jason Kidd would have Nets bigmen "Lopez, Blatch, and Evans" win the Atlantic Division Title next season.

We messed-up big-time by not letting Jason Kidd coach our team throughout the 2012-13 season, plus tutor Jeremy Lin for a full season to prepare

So many Knicks Fans were blinded by Jason Kidd outstanding all-around performance on both ends of the court in the 4th quarter of each game because they didnt see points. We traded Brewer for no player in return, because 9 out of 10 it was Jason Kidd who recruited his ex-teammate Kenyon Martin to take the Knicks on a 13 game win streak .. this was done before the so-call injuries to players Amare, Tyson, and Melo.

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He'll need to be surrounded

He'll need to be surrounded by veteran assistants, but I think Jason Kidd is ready to coach right now.

I'm tired of seeing the same head coaches being recycled. Let's get some new faces.

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Head coach Byron Scott was

Head coach Byron Scott was never afraid to admit his two assistant-coaches Jordan & Tripucka's idea & orchestration of the uptempo-offensive system were a success with Kidd, Kittles, and K-Mart leadership running the system.

Byron Scott inherited assistant coaches Jordan & Tripucka who were on the Nets coaching-staff 2 years before the hiring of headcoach Byron Scott.
Coach Frank was hired by the Nets the year after the Byron Scott took the Nets to their first season to the FINALS.

Assistant coaches Jordan & Tripucka both left the Nets to take the head coaching job of the Washington Wizards, after the Nets consecutive season in the FINALS.
The Nets 3rd season without the assistant coaches Jordan & Tripucka on the staff, became so chaotic that headcoach Byron Scott was fired in the middle of the season, and a clueless coach Frank became the interim head coach depended heavy on Kidd, Kittles, and K-Mart leadership, but coach Frank folded under pressure with a 3-2 lead in the playoff (with Game-6 at Home in NJ), the Detroit Pistons won the next two games of the series to go to the FINALS .. the Nets wouldve won that series with Byron or Jordan & Tripuka..

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Their Future

The Nets will probably get Hollins, or they actually might hire Kidd. That'll be exciting, but I'm not so sure. The Nets should focus on trading Brooks, though. I love MarShon, he's a great scorer, but the Nets need the ball to cycle through D-Will, Johnson, and Brook. MarShon could probably be traded for some cap relief and a prospect, or maybe a pick. Brooks is a ball-dominant scorer, he isn't the spot-up specialist the Nets have in Stackhouse. They should move MarShon, he deserves better.

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Stackhouse has retired. And

Stackhouse has retired. And after the first month or so of play, he hardly hit his "spot up" specialties. But otherwise, I totally agree that Brooks is ball dominate and not a spot up shooter. However, he happens to have developed this year and he is becoming about as good as most NBA 2Gs as an ISO scorer. The guy has legit skills and he scored more efficiently than Joe Johnson this year. I suspect a different coaching staff would have found a way to use him more and more effectively.

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Wow

I swear, LeBron could say something like 'We aren't just some team.' and he gets a whole lot of the headlines, but a player retires who was playing pretty decent and had a nice career and nothing is said about it. That's stupid.
Well, I do want him to stay in Brooklyn ( I sometimes call it BROOKlyn, y'know, cuz of Brook Lopez... He'll be the team's first option in a few years ) MarShon should focus on his jumper. He is becoming more of a JR Smith, and that's bad. He needs to work on his spot-up shooting and defense, then he'll be a good player, maybe an All-Star.

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dont kill me for being a raps fan

what about some kind of trade built around bargnani for humphries? hear me out though. i dont think bargnani is a complete waste and he really needs a change of scenario. as much of a liability as he is on defense, hes a sick offensive player an can fill in at times as even a #2 option. i think he could work especially because of wallace somehow losing all offensive ability while still being a great defender and rebounder. He could play closer to the rim while bargnani is on the outside plus having a pg like deron williams to run a pick and pop with would help him get some easy looks.

i believe humphries has 1yr $12mill, while bargani has 2yr $22 mill so its an extra year for a team isnt gonna have cap space for the next 3-4 yrs anyways while raps get a guy who played well for them in the past for only 1 yr.

what do you guy think? i wish raps could pull in the nets 1st rounder this year especially after seeing so many glimpses of bargnani truly being special but i understand he never gained consistency and never has had a lower trade value.

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Bargnani shot 40% from the

Bargnani shot 40% from the field last year. With a TS% of 48%. In what world does that make him a "sick offensive player"? So you get lousy scoring out of him PLUS terrible rebounding AND bad defense.

Okay, it was a down year for Bargs. But still, the scoring has never outweighed the lack of rebounding and the poor defense. You really just can't play Bargs in an NBA game and have any hope of winning. And Toronto is proving this year after year and especially so now that they regularly go on winning streaks whenever Bargs is hurt.

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i know what you mean, but a

i know what you mean, but a real problem with bargnani was that he was asked to create for himself quite often, never really had an option of letting guys like williams or johnson create for him. that is fair enough though, ive been really curious about finding a trade for him and i figured since humphries was basically glued to the bench for a while, gerald wallace seemed more effective playing down low last year that he could fit. evans is a guy who could come in and play games where more defense and rebounding is needed. plus from what i saw in limited nets games, blatche was alright for a bench guy and i think his hustle level is on par with bargnani

2 years ago, in a season where bargnani had bad luck with injuries, we was playing at an extremely high level (offensively). a lot of people outside of toronto did really get to watch this but he looked like he was taking a big step forward before taking 3 steps back last year. he was hitting shots from all over, posting up, even some effort on the boards

thanks for the input tho, i was hoping to get input from a nets fan as humphries was been shown around the league as a joke of late and i didnt think he'd have much value in the eyes of the fans. guess masai is gonna really have to work some magic if he wants to move bargnani

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Hump was actually fine this

Hump was actually fine this year. Reggie was just better. Even when he lost his playing time, Hump was still one injury away to any of Brook, Blatche or Reggie from playing 30 minutes a night. The Nets just didn't have any injuries to any of their big men this year. Hump really isn't that expendable. Now something might come up that makes the Nets think they have another front court player. But they need a guy like Hump who if someone twisted an ankle could come in and the game wouldn't be lost. We just didn't see it because basically no one ever got hurt or even really got into foul trouble.

Masai will either trade Bargnani or he will insist that he no longer get any PT. Masai likes guys who fill the box score. Look at the contract he gave to McGee or the trade he pulled off for Dre Iggy. Bargnani isn't his type of guy. Pretty looking jumpers that don't actually go in are not going to impress Masai. I suspect that the only thing keeping Bargnani from being traded is if there is no market for him at all.

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By the way, I'd love to see

By the way, I'd love to see some new coaches in the NBA. Really I would. And frankly I'd be curious about J. Kidd as a coach. But man, I really doubt he is ready and I have doubts he will ever be ready.

On the other hand, I've often thought and said that J. Kidd understands stuff about basketball that really the vast majority of the NBA does not get. I'm talking about pros and professionals and commentators. He did great stuff that we all recognized, but I think he also did stuff on the court that we won't really get or understand possibly ever, but which helped his team win. I mean seriously, how did he do it? He was 40 years old this year. He can't dunk, he isn't fast at all anymore. And yet on a per 36 minute he average 2.2 steals per game. Seriously, how is that POSSIBLE! What is it in the game that he sees that allows him (a guy who presumably would lose a foot race to every single starting guard in high level Division I) be able to go out there and take possessions night in and night out from NBA players? If it isn't physical ability what is the strategy and moves that allowed him to steal the ball like that as he approached 40?

He really was a magician for the first few months of the season until his legs completely gave out and his shot went totally screwy. I'd like to see his next act.

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