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
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)
Thursday, July 12 – Signings that have been formally processed:
- The Atlanta Hawks have signed G Lou Williams.
- The Indiana Pacers signed G/F Gerald Green.
- The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed F Ersan Ilyasova.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves offered F Nicolas Batum an offer, the Portland Trailblazers have 3 days to match.
- The New York Knicks signed G Jason Kidd and re-signed F Steve Novak.
- The San Antonio Spurs re-sign F Boris Diaw.
Thursday, July 12 – Trades that have been formally processed:
- The Indiana Pacers receive C Ian Mahinmi from the Dallas Mavericks for G Darren Collison and G/F Dahntay Jones