GM Billy King’s Nets tenure covered the move from New Jersey to Brooklyn and resulted in a failed attempt at assembling a big-name veteran cast while mortgaging the team’s future in favor of owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s “win now” edict.
Here are the moves King made that doomed the team moving forward:
Feb. 23, 2011: Traded Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and two first-round picks (2011, 2013) to Utah for Deron Williams.
March 15, 2012: Traded two players and a first-round pick (2012) to Portland for Gerald Wallace.
July 12, 2012: Traded five players, a first-round pick (2013) and the right to swap another first-round pick (2015) to Atlanta for Joe Johnson.
July 12, 2013: Traded five players, three first-round picks (2014, 2016, 2018) and the right to swap another first-round pick (2017) to the Celtics for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry.