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Nets stand pat as trade deadline passes

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King introduces his

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King introduces his team's new backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson during a press conference. (July 13, 2012) Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

After being linked to a few names, which included the biggest fish in the trade pond, the Nets' roster will look exactly the same Friday as it did Thursday.

They didn't land Josh Smith or anyone else. In fact, no one picked up Smith, the Hawks forward who thought he might be shipped out of Atlanta.

Apparently, the Nets' reported package of Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round pick wasn't good enough for Hawks GM Danny Ferry to pull the trigger and send Smith to Brooklyn and reunite him with good friend Joe Johnson.

GM Billy King said earlier this week that there was a 10 percent chance he'd pull off a trade, a far cry from how things the were the past few years for the Nets. Once he couldn't get Carmelo Anthony in 2011, he swung a deal to acquire Deron Williams from Utah. At last season's deadline, King sent Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and the Nets' 2012 first-round pick to Portland in exchange for Gerald Wallace.

But King stood pat this time.

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