New Nets Owner may want Maurizio Gherardini
Old 12-07-2009, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors fans dreaming for an upgrade in the point guard position. Hello Devin Harris. Also, how about a more tradional center. Hello Brook Lopez. Considering Maurizio's love affair with Bargnani, sell Bargnani high, and acquire one of these young assets. New Nets Owner thinks Maurizio is the "Jerry West of Europe":

"Mikhail Prokhorov hasn't indicated his plans to league officials. But there is already talk in GM circles that, given the Nets' infamous start, he could very well come in, clean house and hire his own basketball brain trust. Start fresh. He's known to be a huge fan of Maurizio Gherardini, the Toronto Raptors senior VP. Gherardini's legendary work in Italy, running perennial champ Benetton Treviso, accounted for his nickname, "The Jerry West of Europe.""

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take Bargs too

give us Lopez
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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take Bargs too

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You are talking about Maurizio. His unlimited love for Bargs has no boundaries. The guy would throw Courtney Lee in the trade. Remember sell high.
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Well, if the Nets end up with the number 1 pick and select John Wall, Harris will most likely be available. Bargs for Harris might be possible, if Maurizio's love for Bargs blinds him from the other offers being made. I seriously doubt New jersey would give up Lopez. If Maurizio acquired Bargs, he'd probably use him as a PF next to Lopez.
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Bosh and Calderon for Lopez, Harris and Lee...

i don't care if the salaries dont match! it has to happen!
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wtf are you guys talking bout Maurizio isnt even gone and it doesnt seem like he would go to nj or anyone else would
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There is a significant difference between someone wanting something and someone getting something. Just cuz he wants Maurizio doesn't mean he will get him
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I would do whatever it takes to bring Lopez here next to Chris Bosh.

Absolutely anything.
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You are talking about Maurizio. His unlimited love for Bargs has no boundaries. The guy would throw Courtney Lee in the trade. Remember sell high.
The guy isn't stupid and I'm sure he didn't build a great name in Europe by bending over backwards making lopsided offers for players.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There is a significant difference between someone wanting something and someone getting something. Just cuz he wants Maurizio doesn't mean he will get him
It depends what type of owner he will be. Will he be a hands-off owner or owner like Mark Cuban who has his finger prints all over the club. Prokhorov is an avid basketball fan, and also owns a share of CSKA Moscow. For the Nets, he will not be a minority owner like JAYZ, he will be the majority stakeholder:

"According to the agreement, entities formed by Prokhorov's group will invest $200 million and make funding commitments to acquire 80 percent of the NBA team, 45 percent of the arena project and the right to buy up to 20 percent of the Atlantic Yards Development Co., which will develop the non-arena real estate."

Dude will have majority control of the NETS. If he gives Maurizio the promotion for General Manager, with a big Italian Community a stone throw away, you don't think Maurizio will accept?
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I would do whatever it takes to bring Lopez here next to Chris Bosh.

Absolutely anything.
+1.

Either Lopez or Noah would be GREAT next to Bosh.
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Maybe the Nets are eying Motiejunas from Benneton Treviso..Maurizio's old stomping grounds..
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