The new Nets roster?


If the deal being reported by Al Iannazzone and Adrian Wojnarowski goes through, the Nets will be almost unrecognizable, as a good chunk of the roster will be heading to either Detroit or Denver. Only Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries would remain from last year’s 12-win team, and even Humphries was a mid-season trade acquisition. In fact, if the trade occurs tomorrow,  the Nets would have acquired every player on their roster, with the exception of Lopez, in the last 365-day span.

Here’s the latest update on which players each team would receive:

Nets get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams

Nuggets get: Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Anthony Morrow, Stephen Graham, Johan Petro, Ben Uzoh, two first-round picks

Pistons get: Troy Murphy and possibly a first-round pick

To get perspective on mega-deals like this, I always like to immediately sketch out what the roster would look like. So, if this earth-shattering deal went through, here’s what the Nets’ new lineup could be:

Starting Lineup

PG Chauncey Billups

SG Richard Hamilton

SF Carmelo Anthony

PF Kris Humphries

C Brook Lopez

Rotation Bench Players

PG Jordan Farmar

SG Sasha Vujacic

SF Travis Outlaw

PF Shelden Williams

Deep Bench

PG Anthony Carter

SF Damion James

This version of the Nets would contain just 11 players, so another player such as Terrico White or Dajuan Summers, could be coming to New Jersey from Detroit to get them to the minimum roster requirement of 12 members.