The trade deadline is now two weeks away. So, trade speculation is on the rise, particularly with Kris Humphries.
To help fans understand what the Nets have in assets, we offer this friendly toolbox, which we will update a couple of times before the clock strikes 3 p.m. on February 21. This time, we're updating sections on Draft Rights and Draft Picks and adding more precise language on sign-and-trade possibilities. Read it before you venture into the addicting darkness of the ESPN Trade Machine. (We're not linking to the trade machine. No need to encourage bad habits.)
It's so much easier to do this report nowadays. In the past, we had to take out our calculator and Larry Coon's CBA FAQ to figure out how much under the cap the Nets would be. Not a problem now. They're so far over the cap and luxury tax threshold, it doesn't matter! In fact, it 's likely that NO team in the NBA owes more to its players long term than the Nets, at $338.6 million.
The Nets have all their own first rounders through 2019 but no other teams'. It was recently disclosed that the Hawks have the right to swap picks with the Nets in 2014 and 2015 as part of the Joe Johnson deal. That could devalue the picks in trade discussions.
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