HoopsHype Johan Petro rumors

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New Jersey is engaged in serious discussions with the Portland Trail Blazers on a deal to bring Gerald Wallace to the Nets, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. The deal as currently constituted, sources say, would send the expiring contract of Nets forward Mehmet Okur and either Shawne Williams or Johan Petro -- along with a protected future first-round pick -- to the Blazers for Wallace. ESPN.com

March 14, 2012 Updates

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

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Here’s a fun anecdote to distract you from the D-12 and CP3 neverending circus, if only for 220 words: Johan Petro had a car so old and embarrassing, he could no longer see himself driving it to Target. So the Nets center did what any other self-conscious Target shopper would do: Pimped his ride. (Read all about the transformation on Petro’s blog). New York Daily News

November 22, 2011 Updates

Center Johan Petro was contemplating a return to his old French team, Pau, but returned to the U.S. to train and “is not motivated to play (in France),” the club’s president, Didier Gadou, said earlier this month. New York Daily News

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Johan Petro: Yes, I want to help provide disaster relief and support for Japanese children. A massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake has hit Japan, triggering a deadly tsunami. Japanese media report that the death toll is rising and thousands are missing. It is the worst earthquake to hit Japan in at least a century and has sparked dozens of fires, including in more than 30 buildings in Tokyo and an oil refinery near the city. Save The Children

February 18, 2011 Updates

In the likely case of a work stoppage, many NBA players—including Lakers guard Kobe Bryant—have said they would consider playing overseas. "If we have the option to go somewhere else to do what we love to do, why not?" Nets center and native Parisian Johan Petro told HOOPSWORLD. "I thought about it. I know other guys have. "I was thinking about it," he continued. "I was talking to my French teammates. Obviously, guys won't go over at first. We keep [the option] there, maybe, in the back of our heads if [NBA labor negotiations take] too long." HoopsWorld

Of course, there are issues with playing overseas. Petro said it might be hard getting European clubs to allow players to return to the NBA without penalty—especially if the Americans are leaving their European teammates behind in the midst of the season. "The hard thing will be being over there, then things start up again over here [in the NBA] and then you have to tell your teammates over there, 'I have to go back. I have to be back here," Petro said. Then there are the players' commitments to the NBA. Lakers fans wouldn't be happy if Bryant injured himself playing in Milan. "It's a good idea," Knicks center Timofey Mozgov said of playing in Europe, "but you have to think about things like injury." HoopsWorld

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