Rumor: Nets want OJ Mayo?
Memphis and New Jersey have been engaged in trade talks centered on guard O.J. Mayo, but a deal appears unlikely, league sources tell Y!
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Desperate times, desperate measures.
The New Jersey Nets are considering acquiring OJ Mayo from the Memphis Grizzlies to appease franchise face Deron Williams.
Williams has said again-and-again he’ll opt-out of his contract at season’s end because he wants to sign with a contender. The Nets are 2-9. Do the math.
This, however, is bigger than a rebuilding franchise losing their superstar. Soon the Nets will swap the swampy marshes of Jersey for a shiny, new stadium in Brooklyn.
The cost of their new digs: one billion dollars.
The Nets, who lost Carmelo Anthony last winter to the cross-river Knicks, need Williams to establish a presence in New York.
Unfortunately, Williams has been complaining about the club’s poor record, so management is panicking and feel compelled to make a move -even if its for perennial rumor mill fodder like Mayo.
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