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March 10, 2014 Updates

But Evans, who signed with the Nets before their inaugural season in Brooklyn and became a fan favorite at Barclays Center, said he has no hard feelings about being shipped out of town at the trade deadline. “I wasn’t shocked by the trade,” Evans said before the Nets beat the Kings 104-89. “I was surprised knowing it was Sacramento that wanted me, but I wasn’t really shocked by the trade. New York Post

March 9, 2014 Updates
February 20, 2014 Updates

With Los Angeles Lakers big man Jordan Hill widely known to be on the block, these last couple of hours should be very interesting. Hill looked to be headed for the Brooklyn Nets, who wanted to use their disabled player exception to add more depth down low despite the fact that they'll take yet another huge luxury tax hit by doing so. But according to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Lakers are now asking for a second-round pick in the deal and it's safe to say the Nets don't see that as a fair deal. Often times, teams that are moving a player like Hill in order to help get them under the increasingly-restrictive luxury tax will offer a pick in addition to the player. The Lakers are clearly talking to several teams, and Dallas, Phoenix and Cleveland were reported by ESPN.com as possibilities. USA Today Sports

According to Dutt, Thornton was long a target of GM Billy King, who tried to acquire the Louisiana product when Avery Johnson was still coaching the Nets. Thornton averaged nearly 20 points in his first two seasons with the Kings, but has struggled amidst sporadic playing time under new head coach Michael Malone. “Marcus is a proven scorer in this league,” King said in a statement. “He is a young talent who will help us in the backcourt.” New York Daily News

February 19, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired guard Marcus Thornton from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Reggie Evans and guard Jason Terry, it was announced today by General Manager Billy King. "Marcus is a proven scorer in this league," said King. "He is a young talent who will help us in the backcourt." NBA.com

The Sacramento Kings today acquired guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “Adding Jason and Reggie provides our roster with toughness and veteran leadership that will help this team continue to grow,” said D’Alessandro. “They bring a wealth of NBA experience to Sacramento that will undoubtedly make a positive impact on our younger players. We also thank Marcus for his contributions and wish him great success going forward.” NBA.com

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