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May 7, 2015 Updates

The big blockbusters have not done much for the Nets. So now General Manager Billy King is looking to improve from within. Just don’t rule out another trade. Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up the Nets’ core. “Joe may have summed it up best,” King said Wednesday. “It may be the group, just together — maybe it’s time to maybe split it up, or maybe add to it to help them. So we’ll look to add to complement them, to make them better. Or do you look to maybe move a piece to add some other pieces to it?” New York Times

”Without Brook Lopez, there’s no way we even get to where we go to this year. What you saw in the playoffs, teams are double-teaming, game-planning how to stop him. And so that to me, when you’ve got a guy that can average 20 and is rebounding the basketball and getting double-doubles, there’s not a lot of guys that can do that.” New York Times

Mikhail Prokhorov has said he never wanted to sell a majority interest in the team. "I never intended to sell the team and have looked at selling only the minority stake," he said on April 8, noting there have been "approximately" 10 offers for his shares. "And for the time being there is nothing on the table. . . . If somebody wants to send me any kind of proposal, why not? Just to have a look. But we’re only speaking about minority stakes in the team." NetsDaily

May 6, 2015 Updates

King also expressed a desire to bring back Alan Anderson, whom he called “Mr. Reliable,” and said the team will extend a qualifying offer to Mirza Teletovic to make him a restricted free agent. But with limited ways to improve this summer and another full year remaining until the Nets have the salary cap space to make significant changes, King has his work cut out for him. “It’s really incumbent on us, when you don’t have those picks, to be creative and come up with other ways to do it,” King said. “That’s a challenge, but it’s doable.” New York Post

First and foremost, the GM said he doesn't plan on shelling out future assets for short-term quick-fixes. Not that they really have any to offer, but still. "I don't expect us to be trading any (of the team's future picks)," King said. "We've done that." NetsDaily

Jake Fischer: Billy King reportedly hopes to build BKN around Thad Young/Lopez. Source close to Young has said he's very interested in testing FA market. Twitter @JakeLFischer

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