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)
Although most of the free agency deals have been completed, there are still several unrestricted free agents that may be signed before the 2012-13 NBA season begins.
Below is a table of 15 players that can impact almost any team and some basic stats on them from last season.
- BOLD means stat(s) is above the player’s career average
- ^ Farmer was traded in the Joe Johnson deal and immediately released from Atlanta
- # Jeff Green sat out the entire 2011-12 season due to a heart condition. His stats are from the 2010-11 season
Wednesday, July 11 – Trades that have been formally processed:
- The Atlanta Hawks receive G Anthony Morrow, G Jordan Farmar, F Jordan Williams, F DeShawn Stevenson, F Johan Petro and a 2017 second-round pick from the Brooklyn Nets for G Joe Johnson.
- The Atlanta Hawks traded G Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for G Devin Harris.
- The Brooklyn Nets received F Reggie Evans from the Los Angeles Clipper’s for the rights to switch 2016 second-round draft picks, via a sign-and-trade.
- The Houston Rockets traded G Kyle Lowery to the Toronto Raptors for F Gary Forbes and a future first-round draft pick.
- The Houston Rockets received G Toney Douglas, C Josh Harrellson, C Jerome Jordan and 2 future second-round draft picks from the New York Knicks for C Marcus Camby, via a sign-and-trade.
- The Orlando Magic received F Gustavo Ayon from the New Orleans Hornets for Ryan Anderson, via a sign-and-trade.
- The Philadelphia Sixers received F Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors.
- The Phoenix Suns received the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2013 and 2015 first-round draft picks and the Lakers’ 2013 and 2014 second-round draft picks for G Steve Nash.