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Sean Marks executed clean sweep of Nets player rights before free agency


In a series of tweets Friday, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders provides new details on the Nets recent off-season moves, including how Sean Marks executed a clean sweep of various player rights, going back to the team's first season in Brooklyn.  The idea was to max out the Nets cap space.

Teams will hold onto rights for a variety of reasons, including using them to activate a player for trade purposes. But it's highly unlikely. In addition to what Pincus reports, the Nets also recently rescinded a $1.2 million qualifying offer to Markel Brown.

Pincus also provided new details on Jeremy Lin's contract, indicating that it could, with "unlikely" bonuses, be as high as $38.3 million rather than the reported $36 million over three. As reported, Lin has a player option in year three as well as a 10 percent trade kicker.

Moreover, Pincus has additional specifics on the Thaddeus Young trade, particularly the second round pick Indiana sent Brooklyn. It is heavily protected.

And in a bit of capology, it appears from Pincus' summary of the Nets cap situation that Justin Hamilton was signed with the $3 million room exception, not out of cap space, giving the Nets a big more space.

Finally, as Tom Lorenzo reports, Pincus laid out new details on the Crabbe guarantee, how the Nets structured it to make matching as painful as possible for the Blazers.

As we've noted, if the Blazers match, they will have to match ALL aspects of the Nets offer, including upfront payments.