Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

King, Blaylock, Kidd, Williams and the 21 biggest Nets trades

Nov. 3, 1992 Hawks trade Rumeal Robinson to

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OK, so Dwight Howard isn't getting traded to the Nets. At least, reports suggest that's the case. Heck, by the time you finish reading this, the trade talks might be back on.

But that won't stop us from having some Nets trade-themed fun, right?

Newsday looked back in Nets history and selected 21 of the biggest trades in franchise history. Starting with the team's acquisition of Tiny...

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LeBron James the highest-paid player in the league

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James listens to

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Forbes released its list of the highest-paid athletes in the world over the past year, including 13 NBA players in the top 100.

LeBron James led the way among NBAers, coming in fourth on the list. According to Forbes, James earned $53 million last year; $13 million in salary, and $40 million in endorsements.

Among James' endorsement deals, according to Forbes, were Nike, McDonald's,...

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Westbrook, Williams with season's best crossovers

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, drives

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There are three types of plays in the NBA that draw the loudest "oohs and ahhs" from the crowd: a thunderous jam, a big rejection, and a nasty crossover.

The NBA released its top 10 list of the latter yesterday, featuring several expected guards -- Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook -- and a few surprising players -- Sebastian Telfair, Jameer Nelson.

Of coure, the most important...

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Goran Dragic surges in free agent rankings

Houston Rockets guard Goran Dragic (3), of Slovenia,

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On March 15, Goran Dragic had scored at least 20 points in a game this season three times, had played at least 30 minutes six times, and wasn't even in the top 40 of our free agent rankings.

Fast forward four weeks, and the 6-4 25-year-old is in the top 10.

Dragic has been a force since taking over the starting Rockets point guard job from the injured Kyle Lowry, scoring in double figures...

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Reports: Nets interested in Garnett, Ilyasova, Anderson

Operation Keep Deron Williams is already in full effect for the Nets.

Two weeks ago, Sports Illustated's Chris Mannix tweeted that the Nets were already looking at free agents Ryan Anderson and Kevin Garnett as possible options at power forward. Then last night, Stefan Bondy from the Daily News wrote that the Garnett and Ersan Ilyasova are at the top of the list, while Anderson is also an...

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