Even if he can't deliver Orlando center Dwight Howard at the trading deadline, Trader Billy — Nets general manager Billy King — figures to be very active.

So while many cringed at the thought of the latest injury to Brook Lopez — a sprained ankle that will cost him three weeks — King thought first about his player's health. And then an assortment of other trade scenarios plotted out in the board room.

"It's about Brook. I know the speculation is, 'What do we do now?' but we've got a good young center. We've got a great point guard. There's other things I'll look to do," King said. "We have flexibility cap-wise, but end of the day I want a healthy Brook Lopez and not worry about making trades at this point.