Nets Might Pursue Mayo, Almost Traded For Scola

The Nets, who are reportedly in discussions with the Hawks about trading for Joe Johnson, are considering making a significant offer to unrestricted free agent O.J. Mayo, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Nets were also "deep in discussions" today about a trade for power forward Luis Scola before talks with the Rockets broke down, Wojnarowski also reports via Twitter

John Hollinger of believes the talk of deals for Scola and Johnson is merely a Plan B for the Nets in case they don't re-sign Deron Williams (Twitter links). But Williams appears to be leaning toward a return to the Nets, and Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram believes Dwight Howard's latest trade request is further indication that Williams will remain a Net (Twitter link). 

The Grizzlies decided not to tender a qualifying offer to Mayo this week, declining their right to match offers from other teams and making Mayo an unrestricted free agent. The Celtics, Pacers, Timberwolves and Clippers are among the suitors for Mayo, according to HoopsWorld's Alex Kennedy.

The Rockets are actively shopping Scola, ESPN's Marc Stein reported. Scola was a part of the failed three-team deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers before the 2011/12 season. Houston reportedly tried to move Scola at the trade deadline as well.


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