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A handful of potential suitors here and abroad are interested in making a play for the Brooklyn Nets as the auction for the NBA franchise gears up, The Post has learned. Chinese conglomerate Fosun and the Qatari government’s investment fund have signaled an interest in buying the pro basketball team from majority owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. New York Post

Some believe delaying the Nets sale is Silver’s goal. The Atlanta Hawks also are for sale, with bids said to be around $900 million, and the NBA may not want prospective buyers to be split between the teams. China’s Fosun is also in the bidding for the Hawks, sources said. New York Post

Interest is also coming from music mogul David Geffen, who considered a bid for the LA Clippers last year before the NBA team was sold for a record $2 billion to former Microsoft chieftain Steve Ballmer. Even former Time Warner boss Dick Parsons, who was interim chief executive of the Clippers when the NBA forced then-owner Donald Sterling to sell the team, has eyed the Nets, sources said. New York Post

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In the interview conducted Wednesday, the 29-year-old would not yet rule out him playing in FIBA Europe next summer. "It is too early to talk about anything, I will have to wait a while to know that answer," he told the Balkan edition of the Qatari-based network. NetsDaily

But if Lopez opts in, it seems a virtual certainty that the Nets will be taxpayers next season, and perhaps significantly so. If both Lopez and Thaddeus Young opt into the final years of their contracts, the Nets already will have over $88 million committed to 11 players. Add in the salary the Nets will pay to their first round pick and just one minimum salaried veteran player and the Nets would be in the neighborhood of $91 million in salaries for next season with the minimum 13 players on their roster. New York Post

An ironworker died on Tuesday afternoon when steel beams fell on him as he worked to install Barclays Center’s new green roof, according to a police spokesman. The 52-year-old was an employee of a Massachusetts steel company contracted by Hunt Construction Group, according to a Forest City Ratner spokesman, who expressed his sorrow at the tragedy. The Brooklyn Paper

February 24, 2015 Updates

A construction worker was reportedly killed by falling beams at Brooklyn's Barclays Center today. An FDNY spokesman confirms that first responders were called to the arena shortly after 1:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a cardiac arrest. The worker was transported to Brooklyn Hospital in critical condition. Police sources tell News 12 that "the beams fell on a 52-year-old man as they were being unloaded." NBC New York reports that the worker was helping install the green roof on the arena when the beams crushed him. Gothamist

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