2015 Free Agency
The Nets liked what they saw of Andrea Bargnani in Eurobasket. Now, they're hoping he can replicate that success with them this season. Billy King said this week he thinks he can.
Chris Daniels, who played last season with Yi Jianlian and Emmanuel Mudiay in the Chinese Basketball Association, has been signed to a training camp contract, giving the Nets the maximum 20 roster spots. Daniels will be the eight player with a non- or partially guaranteed deal.
The Nets will sign Yanick Moreira, a 6'11" center who starred for Angola in FIBA and played for Larry Brown at SMU, to a training camp contract, reports Yahoo's Shams Charania. Moreira's signing will bring the Nets training camp roster to 19.
Willie Reed is no relation to Willis Reed, no matter what the press guy for the Santiago Metros of the Dominican League tells you. He's no relation to the Knicks Hall of Famer who also served as Nets GM and coach. He's just Willie, who wants it bad.
You can call it part of the cost-cutting/fiscal responsibility or the youth movement, both of which the Nets are trumpeting this summer, but whatever you call it, Brooklyn's front office is making unprecedented use of partially guaranteed contracts.
Matt Moore of CBS Sports gave the Nets an A for their off-season, primarily because it marked a change in their philosophy: no more big deals, draft pick giveaways or aging veteran signings. But have they learned their lesson, he asks.
According to the Post, Williams and his wife want $33.5 million for the The Merchants House loft at 35 North Moore Street. That's $17.7 million profit on a two year investment. Not as good as Prokhorov's turnaround on the Nets, but pretty good.
John Schuhmann's power rankings have always been the gold standard in the class. Very thorough, very dispassionate and very succinct. So when he suggests the Nets come out of the Draft and free agency in 25th place, below the Knicks ...