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