The Brooklyn Nets will have about $40 million in cap space in the summer of 2016 and many, many needs to fill on their roster. One of the players the Nets are said to be targeting next summer is DeMar DeRozan, currently of the Toronto Raptors, who the New York Post said is expected to opt-out of his contract. He has a player option of $10 million, and he's worth much more than that on the open market.
"I can tell you he’ll opt out. But how he feels about Brooklyn — or anybody else — I can’t say. Only he can answer that,’’ said the source, who added that DeRozan feels he’s been treated well by the Raptors and "has a trait that’s been lost by so many players. It’s called loyalty."
Surely, the Nets must covet DeRozan, who if signed this summer would be the team's most dynamic player -- it's hard to imagine many, if not "all" teams would covet DeRozan.
Still, it's a matter of the sale. The Nets will have money, yes, but so will just about every other team in the league. the sale is in the market -- "come to New York, win in New York, and you'll never have to worry about money again -- and in the future, which right now is pretty bleak for the Nets.
There are a number of players the Nets will look at this summer, and if one of those isn't DeRozan than they're definitely not doing their job.
- Nets covet DeMar DeRozan, who plans Raptors opt-out - Brian Lewis - New York Post