It's been reported in tweets at the trade deadline from Chris Mannix and Al Iannazzone, repeated in a column by Peter Veceey and now detailed in a game story by Stefan Bondy: The Nets top targets in free agency are Kevin Garnett, Ryan Anderson and Ersan Ilyasova, not necessarily in that order. Bondy writes Sunday...
According to multiple sources, the Nets - who will have roughly $8 million to work with this summer after renouncing the rights to Kris Humphries -- are targeting power forwards Kevin Garnett (restricted) and Ersan Ilyasova (unrestricted) in free agency.
Ryan Anderson (restricted) is the other top power forward available - and would certainly be a welcomed upgrade -- but the Nets want a stronger rebounder to play alongside Brook Lopez.
Garnett, who's reportedly considering retirement, is averaging 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. He turns 36 in May. Ilyasova is 24 and Anderson 23.
Is this it for KG? - Rich Levine - Comcast Sports Net