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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2016, 11:26:01 PM »

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I love this thread. It always gives me something to come back to when I get cranky about the team. I believe it was Julie Andrews who said it best:

When the draft bites
When free agency stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember the Brooklyn draft picks
And then I don't feel so bad

this song is gold  ;D ;D ;D

it's great to know you have an almost guaranteed lottery pick thx to Brooklyn. I mean, even if they sign a couple of decent FAs it's hard to imagine them making it to the playoffs. Having said this, I'll try not to jinx it but being over optimistic   :laugh:

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2016, 11:26:02 PM »

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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2016, 11:40:50 PM »

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looks like the Nets are just bent on not helping us out with their picks. Why are they trying so hard to be competitive?

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2016, 12:10:15 AM »

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looks like the Nets are just bent on not helping us out with their picks. Why are they trying so hard to be competitive?

Same reason everyone else is trying to be competitive this year... next years FA class.
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2016, 07:08:19 AM »

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I peg the Nets to be in with a shout for Brandon Jennings this summer on a 1+1 deal. Similar to what happened when we signed Turner. Jennings will want to rebuild his value before the 2017 FA. Other destinations he could go are Memphis, Dallas and Sacramento.

They need to use some of the cap space they have, something like $40m. So expect them to use at least some of that this summer. Even when accounting for youth development they will need depth across the board. I expect them to sign one RFA to a longer term contract. Someone like Sullinger or Dwight Powell or Jordan Clarkson. Someone that might not get matched.

Ultimately I don't expect them to have gained ground over their rivals and I'm guessing a bottom 3 record again this year. Possible contenders are Sacramento in the event of a Boogie trade, Memphis and possibly one other Eastern team depending on how the season goes. I expect Minnesota and Phoenix to keep improving and NO to get Davis healthy
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2016, 02:50:45 PM »

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Now the Nets have the one and only Justin Hamilton. The hotspot continues to thrive.

http://www.espn.com.au/nba/story/_/id/16686773/justin-hamilton-agrees-2-year-deal-brooklyn-nets
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2016, 09:26:33 PM »

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FA additions so far for the Nets: Lin and Justin Hamilton.

And now they have reached terms with Trevor Booker on a 2-year deal, $18.5 million.  Probably their backup option after missing out on Batum and Bazemore.

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    Confirmed that #Nets have agreement with Trevor Booker as @Tjonessltrib reported earlier.
    Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) July 2, 2016

According to various sources, Booker will earn $18.5 million over two years, about the same contract they offered Jared Dudley who reportedly turned them down Friday.

Booker, at 6'8" and 228 pounds, is a high energy rebounder and defender at the 4, where the Nets have limited roster resources since trading Thaddeus Young on Draft Night. Booker averaged 5.9 points and 5.7 rebounds this past season in 21 minutes per game. He shot 29.3 percent from deep. Over the past three years, the 28-year-old out of Clemson has missed only 14 games.

Their roster still looks craptastic to me.

Further, the addition of Horford for us basically ensures a mid-high 20's 1st rounder after we swap our pick with them.


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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2016, 04:27:00 AM »

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Just want to write down that it is my prediction that we will have the 5th pick in the 2017 NBA draft.
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2016, 04:30:38 AM »

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Haha here we go again here's to a crappy Nets record and at least top 10 pick hopefully
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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2016, 09:15:11 AM »

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This is 6"2 PG Dennis Smith, projected to be the 3rd pick of the draft next year. Perfect to draft him, let him learn during IT's last year and if we can't afford the max for IT, blamo, you have a nice replacement in his sophomore year... committed to NC State.

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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2016, 11:26:12 AM »

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Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2016, 10:51:43 PM »

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In other news, with Wade going to the Bulls, Brooklyn pretty much loses their bid on Tyler Johnson.

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2016, 11:04:44 PM »

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In other news, with Wade going to the Bulls, Brooklyn pretty much loses their bid on Tyler Johnson.

I personally like how they were in the lead to absorb Calderon, but Chicago chose LAL instead. Granted, I don't think Calderon has much to offer, but it's almost like the rest of the league is enjoying the disaster that is happening in BKN. Instead of Calderon, they will likely spend more money on a worse player for a longer contract.

Geez, and not even Tyler Johnson.

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2016, 11:13:32 PM »

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In other news, with Wade going to the Bulls, Brooklyn pretty much loses their bid on Tyler Johnson.

I was thinking that.  The Nets lost out doubly on Wade going to Chicago.  No salary dump and no Tyler Johnson.

I know people are concerned Miami will tank for a year, and they may, but they're still way ahead of the Nets.

Re: The official 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets season watch thread
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2016, 11:29:50 PM »

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In other news, with Wade going to the Bulls, Brooklyn pretty much loses their bid on Tyler Johnson.

I was thinking that.  The Nets lost out doubly on Wade going to Chicago.  No salary dump and no Tyler Johnson.

I know people are concerned Miami will tank for a year, and they may, but they're still way ahead of the Nets.

The Nets are also eyeing Allen Crabbe, but Woj speculates that the Blazers will match most offers.

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Said Wojnarowski: "By all indications they want to keep him. They developed Allen Crabbe. He's become a very good bench player. Will he be a starter? That remains to be seen... I would be very surprised if one way or another if Allen Crabbe is not back with the Trail Blazers and not playing for them next season."

The Nets have also rescinded the QO to Markel Brown.


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Pierce: "I called game."

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