Jun 13, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King (left) poses for photos with new head coach Jason Kidd during a press conference at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets deny trade rumors


Over the weekend, a report surfaced that the Brooklyn Nets were talking with the Houston Rockets about a deal for Omer Asik in the wake of Brook Lopez’s season-ending foot fracture.

The Rockets reportedly asked for Deron Williams in return and would be willing to include Jeremy Lin, something the Nets would likely not be interested in.

On Sunday, Nets’ General Manager Billy King denied the rumors and said the Nets would not be a “seller.”

“If there’s a deal out there that we feel is going to make us a better team, we’ll do it regardless of tax or the future, but we’re not going to panic and do a move just to make a move because we feel we have to,” King told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York. “I still believe in this group. Brook’s a big part of it, but we do have other guys, that’s why we have depth.”

The Nets, who stand at 9-17, have been the most disappointing team in the league.

“We haven’t played well,” King said. “We haven’t played up to our potential; injuries aside we’ve gotta play better. It’s on all of us as an organization to do a better job.”

Tags: Brook Lopez Deron Williams Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin Omer Asik