The latest rumor has Corey Maggette and Cat Mobley being 'linked' to Vince Carter of the Nets. This one isn't even worthy of being called a 'trade rumor'. When I Googled Carter and Maggette today, I got this Maggette bio from a 1999 Mock Draft in which a scout described Maggette as a 'less polished Vince Carter.' So there you go, they are linked.
Actually, the source of this rumor is Mitch Lawrence in yesterday's NY Daily News.
Art Thompson III included it in his Clippers write-up in this morning's OC Register, but only from a sense of obligation, in the 'here's the latest crazy Maggette rumor' vein, kind of like I'm doing.
The Clippers would have to at least consider this deal, but there's no way the Nets would do it. This is just a case of people seeing that the Nets are struggling, knowing that the Clippers want to trade Maggette, and therefore putting the names together. Might was well Google them and reference a scouting report from 1999.