Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders has been insisting the Nets have a very strong interest in adding some veterans in their locker room. After all, Brook Lopez -- at 28-years-old -- is the oldest Net on the roster, which also includes five first and second year players.
So, the latest rumor comes as no surprise. This time it's from Marc Stein of ESPN, discussing Brooklyn's interest in Jared Dudley, a nine-year swingman who's played with five different teams over the span of his nine-year career.
Brooklyn, Utah and Phoenix (again), sources say, are among the teams after vet swingman Jared Dudley, with Washington also still in the mix— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016
Wizards were first team to call Jared Dudley after free agency started, per sources. They want him back; other teams trying to pry him away.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2016
Nets fans are rather familiar with Dudley. When Dwight Howard requested a trade to the New Jersey Nets in 2011, Dudley voiced his opinion on the matter.
But wait, there was more...
Another Russian AK47 for the NBA opted out of a 10 million dollar contract to sign a contact with the Nets for 3 million?!!!' #nocomment— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) July 12, 2013
It's 2016. Should it matter? Meh. But to those who hold a grudge, it might tarnish their view of the Nets free agency. Oh well.
Dudley shot 42 percent from deep this past season and is said to be a tremendous locker room asset. He's 30-years-old and can provide the Nets with some much-needed perimeter shooting.