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Old 05-17-2008, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hollinger: Nets Plan for a Busy Summer

Huh ... things in New jersey could be interesting. Check out what Hollinger has to say:

Originally Posted by John Hollinger
Rashard Lewis: Okay, his contract is terrible. But think about it: Doesn't something along the lines of Vince and change for Lewis make sense all the way around? The Magic get the two-guard they've needed, and a shot creator to take some of the strain off Hedo Turkoglu, and the Nets get a knockdown shooter with a lot more career left and the perfect small-ball weapon, as Lewis is 6 feet, 10 inches.

No, he doesn't pair well with Jefferson, but don't sweat it R.J. would probably be going, too. But Lewis is a bit older than a rebuilding team would prefer he'll be 29 in August. Plus, he's got five more years of max money coming his way, making him even more of a cap-killer than Vince.

Andrew Bynum: Here's one worth looking into. With L.A. functioning so well with a frontcourt of Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom while Bynum recuperates from a knee injury, one wonders if they'd be willing to move him, rather than extend the contract of the 20-year-old, 7-footer this summer.

Plus, Bynum's a jersey boy (Metuchen) who presumably might not mind leaving Hollywood to come home. Obviously, this would require a huge bounty on the Nets' part. But if his knee recovers, the Nets have themselves a low-post building block for the next decade-plus.
I think at this point, the Nets acquiring Bynum is a pipe dream because I can't see Kupchak letting Andrew go this summer. Not after the breakthrough season he had before his injury.

But Vince going home to Orlando would be priceless.

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