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December 16, 2014 Updates

The Hornets signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27.4 million contract in July with expectations that he would be a core piece in their efforts to go deep into the playoffs. This season and next season – at a total value of $18 million – are guaranteed but the 2016-17 season is a team option. The Indiana Pacers – his first team – and Brooklyn Nets have both reportedly shown some interest. However, nothing is close, league sources say. Charlotte Observer

However, the Hornets entered Monday’s game with Cleveland at just 6-17,w with Stephenson averaging 10.4 points a game on 38.9% field-goal shooting. The Nets are “monitoring” the situation, according to a league source. Wall Street Journal

"Teams around the league say they haven't received any trade calls and they see this as an indication that Prokhorov is back to selling the team, particularly since he's trying to move three of the biggest contracts on their roster," he says in a Bucher Buzz segment. He explains, "This for the uninitiated is what teams do. It's what the Memphis Grizzlies did, what the Detroit Pistons did. Any team looking to sell. One, there's not a lot of overhead. Two, they start with a blank slate. They get to create a team the way they see fit." NetsDaily

“The family believes that when they [security guards] dropped him on his head when they were escorting him, that is when the trouble started,” Jeffrey Vanchiro’s grieving relative — who asked that his name not be used — said. New York Post

Contrary to the stereotype of the loud New York sports fan, Vanchiro was known for his positivity—the antithesis of, say, the Jets fans who produced an ad campaign to get general manager John Idzik fired. “I can definitely appreciate that,” Lopez said of Vanchiro’s positivity. “We get plenty of negative attitude from fans, home and away, and like I said, he always brought positive energy. He always had our back. He was there for us.“ Wall Street Journal

December 15, 2014 Updates

Reports emerged last week from ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Ohm Youngmisuk that the Nets were prepared to unload all three of their star players: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez. The more likely scenario, per team sources, is that the Nets will trade one of the three, two at most, and keep retooling around whoever is left. Team officials want to rebuild while staying competitive. The Nets began dumping salaries last week, sending Andrei Kirilenko to Philadelphia in a move to reduce their luxury-tax bill. Bleacher Report

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Deron Williams and Joe Johnson move up a few spots in a list topped by their former head coach.

   

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