Saturday, October 4
Nets bought out Dikembe Mutumbo's salary for $30 million
The Nets traded for Mutumbo after the 2001-2002 season. But after being injured for most of the regular season, he was benched in the playoffs in favor of Jason Collins and Aaron Williams. He complained publicly about his lack of playing time during the playoffs, but the Nets went to the Finals with him on the pine and decided he was expendable. Mutumbo is 37 and wants to play another 4 or 5 years.