Skip to main content

Brooklyn now has two max slots


We wrote a Free Agency update two days ago and mentioned the need to watch out for Brooklyn as a potential Durant-Kyrie destination. Last night Woj tweeted this.

This confirms our comment we shouldn't sleep on Brooklyn. There is extra reporting saying that Kyrie is deciding between the Nets and Lakers, with the Nets being in the lead. 

With this move the Nets are at $39,3 million in payroll, with the cap for '19/'20 projected at $109 million - the Nets have close to $70 million in cap space. If they wanted to sign KD and Kyrie to max deals, they would need to clear a bit more room, but they have positive assets like Joe Harris that wouldn't be difficult to move.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Dinwiddie, Allen, Hollis-Jefferson, and Lavert are still on the roster so the Nets have enough ammo to build a roster around two max guys that would jump in the top echelon of the Eastern Conference next year. 

In a vacuum, this trade is a win for Atlanta. Crabbe is overpaid, but can still contribute and provide experience for a roster that's just started to develop. Not to mention the draft picks that can come in handy to move up this year, what is considered a top-heavy draft.

 Atlanta now has the 8th, 10th, 17th, 35th, 41st, and 42nd pick in this year's draft. They can either move up this year or trade some of these for future assets down the road. 

P.S. A reminder of how painfull bad contracts can be. The $39,3 million the Nets are committed to next year includes $5,474,787 to Derron Williams. 

All cap info courtesy of Basketball-Reference

Willy Hernangomez says Zion Williamson is on a mission this season

Willy Hernangomez offers a frightening take on Zion Williamson ahead of this season -“He wants to destroy everybody”

Hernangomez said Williamson "wants to destroy everybody" in his return to the court after missing the entire 2021-22 season

James Harden said that his explosiveness is getting there after it was noticeably absent during his stint with the Sixers last season

James Harden and his quest to regain his explosiveness for the Philadelphia 76ers: "It's getting there"

Harden clearly wasn't himself during his first few months with the 76ers, but the good news is that he believes his explosiveness is getting back to what it used to be

Dirk Nowitzki at the 1998 Nike Hoop Summit

"Between practices I had to get tutoring in a separate room" - Dirk Nowitzki used to bring a tutor with him while traveling with Germany's junior national team

Dirk Nowitzki revealed that he had to bring a private tutor with him during his days with Germany's junior national team as he had to play and study at the same time.

Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson

"Are you willing to come back and be a coachable player?"-How Phil Jackson talked to Kobe Bryant before they reunited in 2006

The time Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson spent apart from each other made them realize that they needed each other to accomplish their goals.

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky outearns several NBA players

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky is closer to making a million each year than some NBA players on minimum contracts.


“I know he’s a great locker room guy!”- Ben Wallace believes Darvin Ham will do great things with the Lakers

Darvin Ham and Ben Wallace won a title together and their bond will forever remain tight.

Reggie Miller doing the choke sign

Reggie Miller on talking to New York Knicks fans: 'They love to come up and do the choke sign. They think it’s so cool'

Reggie Miller said most Knicks fans still hate him and they let him know about it by doing doing his iconic choke taunt in 1995.