July 13, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams and guard Joe Johnson pose for photos at a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
Assuming the Andray Blatche and Josh Childress make the team (as expected), the Nets payroll will reach $83.5 million, putting them second in the league, according to a survey of sites that track NBA salaries .
They're way behind the Lakers and slightly ahead of the Heat, who may add a guaranteed deal that would put them neck and neck with Brooklyn. The $83.5 million payroll will require Mikhail Prokhorov to pay out a luxury tax of $13.2 million at the end of the season.
Offseason free agent signings and trades of the Brooklyn Nets - Chris Bernucca - Sheridan Hoops