I think for the nets this is a good move as it enables a good young player in lee to start on an up and coming backcourt and gives the netz a good 3 guard rotation. IT also gives the nets money to play with and gets money off the book.
This trade allows alot of flexibility for the nets. THe following is my initial reaction to the trade before it was finalized, hope this helps, but yes, i think it has its upsides, but also risk.
Well my thougths are mixed about the possibility and legitamacy of this trade, and its possible effectiveness or innefectiveness.
It is clearly a move for the now disregarding the future, and it appears that the only reason for the move is the possible loss of hedo turkoglue.
In my opinion, the magic's systems all around shooting and balance is what gives it its potency. Lee is part of that balance, alston is a decent back up, and battie is a decent defensive peice.
The thing here is that vince has never been the aggresive stud he needs to be in this system, as one of the few players capable of penetrating and making open shots for others.
Carter doesn't go to the rim enough to really open up the shooters when howard is not scoring regularly or drawing doubles, and he has always been accused of being jumpshot happy, which is exactly th eopposite of the magic needs.
THey need a replacement for hedo, a guy who can get his own shot, will be aggresive, get into the paint, and if he has to knock down the open j, but not to settle,.
As vince gets older he is mroe and more reluctant to attack and his efficieansy gets worse and worse. The magic are a jumpshooting team and they need a guy who can shoot 45% +.
Perhaps with a lower volume of shots, vince could be succesful, although his passing out after a penetration would have to improve. But i think having carter is a major downgrade. he is older, more injury prone, less efficient, has been known to be jumpshot happy and force offense and does not have the size and versatility offensively of turkoglue.
This trade really relies on hedo leaving, and i see the magic pulling out the stops to resign him and preserve their core.
So, the trade appears unlikely and a bad fit, but who knows, perhaps hedo gets a big offer, they sign vince, with fewer shots to take he is more aggresive, gets into the paint with nelson, knocks down open shots, and opens up teamates.
It could workout being equivalent to turkoglue, the issue is will carter be healthy long enough for howard to finish developing.
An interesting trade with some potential and some issues, pretty balanced in terms of risk, it all depends on vinces attitude.