The Brooklyn Nets are looking to change the outcome of their season. Currently at 24 and 27 they need a spark to change the outcome of their campaign.
On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings at 18 and 35 have a much younger and a less experienced team, and aren't looking to make a push for the playoffs.
The Nets are looking for a young player to fit into their rotation and Marcus Thornton (26 years of age) fits the job description.
Reggie Evans and Jason Terry - respectively 33 and 36 - could bring experience to a Kings team where the majority of the players are young and relatively inexperienced.
Thornton, who signed before the lock-out season for a $31 million 4-year extension, is due over $8 million during the next two seasons, but for Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov an additional wage over the already hefty $180 million dollar salary tax he will have to pay for this season is not an issue.
He will hope that Thornton - who in the 2011-2012 season was able to average over 20 points per game - will bring an offensive spark to the ageing and injury plagued Brooklyn squad and propel them higher in eastern playoff picture.
Although the deal hasn't been made official through the team's websites, various sources have claimed for this trade to be practically validated.
But Brooklyn isn't stopping here, to bolster their squad they have also been reported to have interest in Lakers center Jordan Hill and Cavs guard Jarrett Jack, and sources claim that they will continue to pursue them as the trade deadline nears.
Money is no issue for Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov but will the additions he makes be enough to push Brooklyn over the hump?
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