Brooklyn Nets

The latest news, rumors and analysis surrounding the Brooklyn Nets during 2016 NBA Free Agency.

Friday, Jul. 1:

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Brooklyn Nets and Jeremy Lin have agreed to a 3-year, $36 million deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical was the first to report that the two sides were nearing this conclusion.

Thursday, Jun. 30:

The Brooklyn Nets need a point guard. According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, they’ve already secured a meeting with top candidate Rajon Rondo.

Per Lewis, the Nets are also interested in Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Lin.

Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer says the Nets will also puruse Lin. He played under head coach Kenny Atkinson when they were with the Knicks.

The Nets are used to playing second fiddle in New York City. They’re used to the free agency rumors being all about the Knicks. That’s why no one is surprised that it’s been non-stop Joakim Noah news for the last week. That shouldn’t both the Nets though because they have a shot to have a much better free agency period than their rivals.

After trading Thaddeus Young for a draft pick and stretching Jarrett Jack‘s contract, the Nets have in the area of $50 million of cap space. And they have it at just the right time. They’re in a position where they’ll need to overpay to bring in a quality player, and with all that available money they can do it.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.