What Is Next For The Brooklyn Nets?

Updated: June 28, 2013

The dust has cleared and the deal is all but agreed upon, so what is next for the Brooklyn Nets?

The deal that will send Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, a sign-and-trade involving Keith Bogans and three future first-round picks (2014, ’16 and ’18) to Boston for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry is all but done other than waiting until July 10th to sign on the dotted line.

[quote_box]Who is left on the roster and where do the Nets fill in the pieces to become a championship contender?

Who can the Nets pick up to complement the new additions?[/quote_box]

First lets look at the roster as it stands right now.

Players under contract for 2014:Brooklyn Knight center court intros


  • Deron Williams: $18.5
  • Joe Johnson: $21.5
  • Paul Pierce: $15.3
  • Kevin Garnett: $12.4
  • Brook Lopez: $14.7
  • Mirza Teletovic: $3.2
  • Jason Terry: $5.2
  • Reggie Evans: $1.7
  • Tornike Shengelia: $ 780,000
  • Tyshawn Taylor: $ 780,000



The Nets just drafted Mason Plumlee from Duke University last night with the 22nd pick of the 2013 NBA Draft so he will be another addition that Jason Kidd can count on to backup Brook Lopez.

Andray Blatche is a free-agent and it will be important for Brooklyn to re-sign him to be Garnett’s backup and be that force off the bench that he was last year.  Kidd will definitely use Blatche better than Avery Johnson or P.J. Carlesimo did and find the best way to use his offensive skillset to the benefit of the Nets.

Other than that core of players Billy King will only be able to use the reduced mid-level exception of $3.18 million and the veteran’s minimum to lure free-agents to Brooklyn and chase the ring.

NBA Free Agents pic

Some free-agents to keep in mind: The Nets are looking for shooters and maybe a veteran backup point guard and big man.

Kyle Korver is a player whom King has tried to get to Brooklyn for a couple of years but has been unsuccessful in every attempt.  There is news out today that the Nets are already looking to sign Korver who played for the Atlanta Hawks this past season and averaged 10 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and an awesome 46 percent from 3-point range.  He would be the ideal pickup for this Nets team that is loaded and ready to roll.

Kenyon Martin is one player to keep a close eye on as his relationship with Kidd is a long one and it would be great for Nets fans to see the guy they drafted #1 overall in 2000.  Martin was a lifesaver for the New York Knicks this past year as they picked him up off the scrap heap when no other team would give him a chance.  The passion and ferocity that Martin plays with would be a welcome addition to the Nets who lacked fire last season.

Anthony Morrow could be a possibility for Brooklyn in their search for shooters and we all know how well he can shoot when healthy.  Morrow is another ex-Net who some fans hold in high regard as he played well in his time with the team.  He may not be able to get a better contract than the veterans minimum so he could be an option if the Nets cant find a better option.

Francisco Garcia is one player that I have always like because if his versatility and his ability to score in bunches when given the opportunity.  He could be a nice addition as a backup to Joe Johnson and can play some good defense.  Garcia is surely looking to sign on with a team that can win now after wallowing away in Sacramento for the least few years prior to landing with Houston this season.  His price will determine where he goes.

Jason Collins is another option that could add to the Nets big men depth.  Word has come out today that Brooklyn may be looking to add the seven footer to the team being that he has a strong comfort level with the Nets as well as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett after playing together with Boston last season. The defensive minded center had his best years playing with the Nets in New Jersey and could be a situational role player to give the Nets big men a rest and soak up some good minutes.  Kidd has always spoke very highly of Collins as well having played a few years with him.

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