HoopsHype Anthony Morrow rumors

July 2, 2012 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets are finalizing a trade to acquire Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The trade will send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a 2013 first-round pick the Nets acquired from the Houston Rockets. Stevenson is a free agent, so he will go to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal. Johnson, 31, has four years and nearly $90 million dollars left on his contract. Shedding his contract would give Atlanta immense cap relief and flexibility moving forward. Yahoo! Sports

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Yesterday, I asked Anthony Morrow if Deron Williams will re-sign with the Nets. His response: "I sure hope so. Since the season ended, we haven't really talked about basketball. We worked out a couple of times in the weight room and spoke to each other on Father's Day, but we haven't talked much about basketball. Hopefully he's back in that Nets uniform. He's a good person to have on your team, as a player and as a leader. I'm hoping he's back on the team. At the same time, I'm sure he's going to do whatever is best for himself and his family, which is what he should do. Hopefully that's being in Brooklyn." Sulia

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Sources tell HOOPSWORLD that the Utah Jazz and New Jersey Nets have discussed deal that would swap Miles for pieces like Anthony Morrow and Johan Petro. The Nets would like to trim off as much salary as possible for the offseason, when they hope to attain the services of center Dwight Howard. Miles has an expiring deal while both Morrow and Petro have another at a combined $7.5 million. HoopsWorld

February 26, 2012 Updates

On Monday, Kelly Dwyer noted that New Jersey Nets sharpshooter Anthony Morrow had plans to honor franchise legend Drazen Petrovic at Saturday's Three-Point Contest. It was a great idea to pay tribute to one of the Nets' best players ever, a guy who would have gone on to accomplish even more in the NBA if his life hadn't been cut short by a terrible car accident in 1993. Morrow followed through on his promise, wearing a classic Petrovic jersey during his first-round run during the Three-Point Contest (screenshots via SB Nation). And while Morrow's 14 points weren't enough for him to advance to the competition's final round, most everyone agreed that his gesture made him the event's emotional winner. Yahoo! Sports

February 20, 2012 Updates

Anthony Morrow will use the All-Star break as an opportunity a pivotal figure in Nets history and a superstar lost to early. Morrow will participate in the three-point shooting contest this weekend wearing a Drazen Petrovic jersey. Petrovic was a Net for two-plus years, from midway through the 1990-91 season until 1993, and left a large impression on the franchise. He died in a car crash at 28 years old that summer. His No. 3 jersey is one of five retired by the organization after he spent his only two full seasons with the team averaging more than 20 points-per-game in each. Newark Star-Ledger

February 13, 2012 Updates

The Nets have lost their last six games and 21 of 29 overall on the season. But they will still have three representatives in Orlando for the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Anthony Morrow has been invited to take part in the 3-point shooting contest, joining teammates Deron Williams, who will be a member of the Eastern Conference squad for the All-Star game, and rookie MarShon Brooks, who was selected to play in the rookie-sophomore game. “I’m really excited, man -- ecstatic,’’ Morrow said in a telephone interview this afternoon. “This morning my agent called me and told me they’re going to invite me. I’m really excited, and thankful for the opportunity.’’ Newark Star-Ledger

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