Report: Mikhail Prokhorov no longer working with bank to sell Nets
At the risk of reading too much into this, it’s possible Prokhorov is still interested in selling the team – just not through Evercore Partners.
But context suggests that’s unlikely.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders:
He might just wait until he fetches more favorable offers.
Joe Johnson’s and Deron Williams’ contracts run through next season, and Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young have eight-digit player options. It’ll be hard for Brooklyn to compete until it gets a little salary-cap flexibility.
The Nets still have the issue of trading multiple future first round-picks (2016 and 2018) or the right to swap first rounders (2015 with the Hawks and 2017 with the Celtics), but one thing at a time.