The Trail Blazers have engaged in trade talks with New Jersey about a deal that would send Andre Miller and Joel Przybilla to the Nets for point guard Devin Harris and power forward Troy Murphy. A third player from Portland, or a third team, would have to be included to make the deal work financially. Harris and Murphy make a combined $21 million while Miller and Przybilla make a combined $14.6 million. "It's real, but it's not done,'' a person with knowledge of the talks said Monday evening. With Denver's Carmelo Anthony apparently headed to the New York Knicks, in a deal ESPN said tonight has been finalized, New Jersey was left to consider other options. According to reports at Yahoo! Sports, the Nets are involved in several trade scenarios, and the deal with the Blazers is not at the top of the Nets' list. Blazers general manager Rich Cho declined to be interviewed on Monday evening. Harris, who turns 28 on Sunday, is a 6-foot-3 guard who is averaging 15.0 points and 7.6 assists in his seventh NBA season. He is shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range. Murphy, 30, is a 6-foot-11 lefthander who has fallen out of the Nets' plans less than half a season after the team signed him as a free agent this summer. He has battled back and foot problems this season, pushing him behind Kris Humphries and Derrick Favors in the rotation. Murphy has played in 18 games, averaging 3.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. He hasn't played since Jan. 7. He has played in 639 NBA games without appearing in the playoffs, the longest active streak in the league.
Blazers and Nets talk trade involving Andre Miller and Joel Przybilla for Devin Harris and Troy Murphy
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