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Brooklyn Nets – 2013 Preview

Brooklyn Nets. Last Season: 22-44, did not make playoffs

Starting 5: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Brook Lopez

Bench: Brooks provides depth as a backup guard both offensively and defensively.  Evans will provide quality production behind Humphries and Lopez on defense, but there’s not much scoring threat beyond the starting five.

Expected Wins:  42-45 wins

Expected Losses: 37-40 losses

Offseason moves:

Players Kept – G/F MarShon Brooks, F Kris Humphries, C Brook Lopez, F Gerald Wallace, G Deron Williams

Free Agents – G Sundiata Gaines, F Damion James, G Armon Johnson, F/C Shelden Williams

Players Added – F Ilkan Karaman (draft), F Tornike Shengelia (draft), G Tyshawn Taylor (draft), G Keith Bogans (FA), G/F Jerry Stackhouse (FA), F Mirza Teletovic (FA), G C.J. Watson (FA), F Reggie Evans (trade), G Joe Johnson (trade)

Players Lost – G/F Gerald Green (FA), G Jordan Farmar (trade), F Anthony Morrow (trade), G Johan Petro (trade), F DeShawn Stevenson (trade), F Jordan Williams (trade)

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Updated Deals and Rumours

Finalised Deals:

  • The Minnesota Timberwolves offer restricted free agent C Greg Stiemsma to an offer sheet – the Boston Celtics have 3 days to match or decline
  • The Chicago Bulls sign G Kirk Hinrich
  • The Brooklyn Nets sign G C.J. Watson
  • The Chicago Bulls decline to match the Houston Rockets offer sheet for C Omer Asik
  • The Utah Jazz sign G Randy Foye for 1 year
  • The Phoenix Suns sign F Michael Beasley for 3 years
  • The New York Knicks sign F Ronnie Brewer for 1 year and C Marcus Camby for 3 years
  • The Sacramento Kings sign G Aaron Brooks
  • The Dallas Mavericks sign F Elton Brand
  • The San Antonio Spurs resign F Tim Duncan and G/F Danny Green

 

Rumours:

  • The Boston Celtics and F Jeff Green will reach an agreement after missing the last season due to illness
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are interested in G Delonte West
  • The Chicago Bulls will sign G Marco Belinelli
  • The Brooklyn Nets are pursuing F Andrei Kirilenko
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