Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nets Trying To Trade Vince Carter

Rod Thorn crossed Jason Kidd off of his List of Things To Do, and now finds himself staring at the name of one Vince Carter. League sources have confirmed rumors to ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan that the New Jersey Nets are looking at various deals to try and trade the fledgling star out of New Jersey and to a bench near you. The New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers are early favorites to land Carter, and while Carter's contract is one issue, the bigger issue might be the lack of time before Thursdays' trade deadline.

FANTASY IMPACT

It is pretty obvious that Rod Thorn is trying to open up playing time for newly acquired Keith Van Horn... Just Kidding!!! The Nets are clearly trying to dump payroll and add young talent before they make the move to Brooklyn in 2010, and are doing a great job of doing both. Carter's act got old in Toronto, and got old faster than Robin Williams did in the movie, "Jack," in New Jersey. His play hard, and give it your all.. until you sign a big money, long term contract, attitude has been exposed once again, and will be better off going to another new place.

When Carter wants to be he is one of the top 5 players in the league, who can drain a 3, drive the lane, and can dominate an opponent at any time. When he plays like he did this season, he is nothing more than a solid scorer, who doesn't contribute much else.

According to different rumors, the Nets could land Jermaine O'Neal from the Pacers, or the expiring contracts of Jason Williams and Ricky Davis from Miami. The Miami trade would actually send Carter to the Knicks, with Eddie Curry going to Miami and the 2 aforementioned players heading to NJ.

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