do you guys think that top 3 pick holders will trade their first overall pick for our 2 #1's?NetIncome said:and the Nets believe that he will by Draft Night, I think that increases the already likely possibility that the Nets will trade up...or at least try.
It would permit them to get a better player, reduce the number of rookies on the roster and save some money for Ilic.
Ilic may require more than a minimum $400,000 contract, which is what most second rounders get. Because he is a second rounder, the Nets can offer him basically anything they want . But if he is going to pay off his buyout and if the Nets want to keep him away from a European team, they may have to give him a deal similar to the one that Cleveland gave Anderson Varejao two years ago when he went in the second round. Cleveland thought they got a steal with him [after getting him in a draft night trade with the Magic]. Even though all they had to do was give him a minimum deal, they signed him to a three year, $2.5 million contract.
And the possibility that he could sign with a European team should not be taken lightly. There were reports in the Serbian sports press that Panathianakos, the big Greek team that plays in the Athens Olympic arena wants him. They could pay him a lot more than $400,000 NBA minimum. Maybe agent talk, but maybe real.
Would not be surprised to see Ilic's agent talking to the Nets soon, if not already.