The Brooklyn Nets continue to be aggressive in free agency, signing Allen Crabbe to a four-year offer sheet worth $75 million.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Allen Crabbe has signed a four-year offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets worth $75 million.
Sources: Portland RFA Allen Crabbe has signed a four-year, $75M offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets. Bonuses could reach $83M.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2016
This is the second restricted free agent guard the Nets have signed to a big offer sheet. Tyler Johnson of the Miami Heat, signed for $50 million earlier this week.
Sources on @TheVertical: The Brooklyn Nets will sign Miami restricted free agent Tyler Johnson to $50M offer sheet. https://t.co/Ep4r8CnwMu
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2016
The Nets are taking an unorthodox approach in free agency. New general manager Sean Marks has been extremely aggressive, but also realistic. Knowing that he has no chance at a superstar, Marks has targeted reserves like Crabbe and Johnson.
He’s chosen to overpay in the hopes that their respective teams won’t match the offer. The Nets went as far as placing a “poison pill” in Johnson’s contract, with over $40 million of the guaranteed money in the final two seasons of the deal.
Crabbe had a breakout season in 2015-16, setting career-highs in points, minutes, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage.