Saturday , Feb , 02 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Stromile Swift to New Jersey Nets Deal Almost Done

The Nets are close to making a deal involving a Jason, but it’s not Kidd.

They are set to acquire athletic 6-foot-10 forward Stromile Swift from the Memphis Grizzlies for Jason Collins, league sources said. The deal was being worked on Thursday night and could be finalized today or sometime over the weekend.

Swift is averaging 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 35 games for the Grizzlies, who suspended the eighth-year big man for one game earlier this week for conduct detrimental to the team. [Click here for more from the North Jersey Record.]