The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly looking to implode to rebuild, starting with their big 3 of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez according to ESPN.com. The Nets haven’t exactly got off to the worst start sitting at an 8-11 record, but it may best to start thinking more into the future.
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The only problem the Nets would have in trading these 3 guys is some of the contract prices maybe to high. Deron Williams has 2 years left remaining on his 5 year 98 million dollar deal, in which he signed as a member of the Jazz. Deron was later traded to the Nets in February 2011, and has failed to meet his all star level contract with them. D Will has the option to opt out of his contract in Summer 2016. Brook Lopez signed a 4 year 60 million dollar deal in 2012 and has 1 year left on his deal after the season ends. Lopez has earned his deal a bit more then Williams, but Lopez struggles on defense and to grab rebounds sometimes.
Joe Johnson is also another piece the Nets traded for as Joe currently is on a 6 year 123.7 million dollar contract in which he signed on July 8th, 2010 back with the Atlanta Hawks. He was then traded to the Nets exactly 2 years and 3 days later. Joe Johnson is the third highest paid player in the league making 23.7 this season. Lopez, Williams, and Johnson are making a combined total of 58.7 million this season, making them the leagues highest paid trio.