The safe assumption is the Nets will make strong offers to both Lopez and Young once they opt out of their current contracts and become free agents July 1. All signs point to Lopez, despite his worrisome injury history, declining his $16.74 million option for next season and heading to the open market after responding to a near-trade to Oklahoma City with a monster second half. Young, despite his status as a longtime King favorite, is likewise believed to be leaning toward bypassing the $10-ish million he is owed for 2015-16 to do the same.
February 11, 2016 | 9:14 pm EST Update
John Reid: Tyreke Evans undergoes successful surgery, according to the Pelicans. I guess those second opinions said get the surgery done. That was Tyreke Evans’ third surgery since May and he will miss the remainder of the season.
February 11, 2016 | 8:26 pm EST Update
Charles F. Gardner: Jason Kidd on trade deadline: “I don’t know if we have any action going on, so there shouldn’t be anybody worried. This is our team. Right now, this is our team. There’s no one coming in and there’s no one leaving.”