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.
Hearing Jeremy Lin landed a three-year deal worth $36 million from Brooklyn
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical was the first to report that the two sides were nearing this conclusion.
Thursday, Jun. 30:
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.
Hearing chatter Nets might hard-sell Jeremy Lin. As I wrote Sunday, chances less than 50-50 he's back in Charlotte.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 30, 2016
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.