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Next target for Brooklyn Nets: Kyle Korver?

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Marc Piscotty

Free agency begins in three days. Monday morning, at midnight ET, teams will be able to contact free agents and offer them contracts. The contracts can't be signed till the end of the moratorium on July 10, but teams don't waste those calls on anyone.

Expect the Nets to be dialing unrestricted free agent Kyle Korver not long after midnight. They won't have a problem finding the number. Korver, the 6'7" shooter par excellence, is one of Deron Williams best friends and it was Billy King who gave him his first opportunity, buying the #51 pick in the 2003 Draft from the Nets for $125,000. He's also reportedly close to Jason Kidd.

As Fred Kerber tweeted this morning...

Mike Mazzeo confirmed the interest and noted that Korver, like D-Will, Kidd, Paul Pierce, Mirza Teletovic, C.J. Watson and Tyshawn Taylor, Korver is a client of Jeff Schwartz.

How might the Nets sign him? It's unlikely Korver, who finished as the NBA's second best three pointer shooter last year, would accept the vets' minimum. It's been presumed that all or part of the mini-MLE, which starts at $3.2 million, was going to Bojan Bogdanovic, but nothing is official.

Last year, in Atlanta, Korver uncharacteristically started 60 games, averaging 10.9 points (and four rebounds) while shooting 45.7 percent from deep. Korver's career three point average is 41.9 percent. It was his sixth season with 100 or more three-pointers.