HoopsHype Quinton Ross rumors
The Nets today waived swingman Quinton Ross, who has missed the last three games, and 15 of the last 16 with a back injury, and then signed former Atlanta Hawks guard Mario West to a 10-day contract. Newark Star-Ledger
Wing Quinton Ross is done for the season, having suffered a herniated disk Friday in Orlando. "Unfortunately he has another disk situation," Johnson said. "We're going to confirm that when we get home, but based on preliminary discussions with Tim and our doctors, he's out." New York Post
Where all the Nets wind up is still not clear, The Nets would sent Derrick Favors, at least two first-round picks, and Devin Harris to the Nuggets. Troy Murphy and Johan Petro would head to the Pistons. Other players, such as Quinton Ross, Stephen Graham — perhaps Anthony Morrow — also would be headed out. New York Post
The Nets enhanced their position in the free-agent chase Tuesday, trading Yi Jianlian and cash to the Wizards for Quinton Ross, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com. New Jersey cleared more than $2.9 million in additional salary-cap space with the move. CBSSports.com
The New Jersey Nets will trade Yi Jianlian and $3 million to the Washington Wizards for Quinton Ross and the Wizards' trade exception, league sources said. The deal will be completed on Tuesday, the sources said. The move will allow the Nets to clear another $3 million in cap space to spend on free agency this summer. ESPN.com
"This trade is a good opportunity to add a skilled seven-footer with significant NBA experience who was the sixth overall pick in the draft just three years ago," said team President Ernie Grunfeld in a statement. "Yi fits in very well with our ongoing plan of building towards the future with a core of young, talented players." Washington Post
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