The Brooklyn Nets are in an unprecedented predicament. After trading for the short term not so “super team” with aged Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the Nets do not have their own first round pick until 2019. Luckily, the Nets were able to grab Washington’s first round pick this season. Giving them some hope where they mostly have despair.
Another ray of hope comes in free agency, where the Nets are likely to ruin the summer for multiple teams by offering many players big contracts. According to Brian Lewis of the New York Daily News, their main target may even ruin the summer for a team in Europe.
Two of the most important men for the Nets’ summer live in Moscow, and general manager Sean Marks is flying to see them both this week: team owner Mikhail Prokhorov and top target Milos Teodosic.
Marks and Nets coach Kenny Atkinson head to ONEXIM headquarters to meet with Prokhorov, then they will scout free-agent priority Teodosic, whom one expert called the best passer in the world.
Milos averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds last season in the Euroleague. He is 30 years old but he could severely improve the terrible Nets who won just 20 games this season. He could be a mentor for their young players and improve their chances at grabbing above average players in free agency, at the very least it would be a rise out of the doldrums. That is something.