Former Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager and cap guru Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to discuss the 2015 offseason, his projections for 2016, and his roles with the Nets over the years.
Brooklyn Nets Wiretap
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Steve Blake to the Detroit Pistons for Quincy Miller, league sources tell RealGM.
Miller will likely be released by the Nets.
Blake was acquired by the Nets in a draft night trade with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Pistons already have Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings on the depth chart at point guard.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward Cory Jefferson.
Jefferson (6’9”, 220) was originally selected with the 60th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs and was traded to the Nets (via Philadelphia) on draft night in exchange for cash considerations.
In 50 games (one start) in his rookie season, Jefferson averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Andrea Bargnani.
Bargnani was close to a deal with the Sacramento Kings, who were offering more money than the Nets. The Kings, sources say, believed a deal was imminent Sunday, after ESPN reported on Saturday that Sacramento and Bargnani were in advanced negotiations and closing in on a deal.
Bargnani instead accepted the Nets offer of a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum that includes a player option.
The New York Knicks acquired Bargnani during the 2013 offseason from the Toronto Raptors.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Wayne Ellington.
"Wayne is a proven shooter who will give us added depth on the wing," said Billy King.
Ellington (6’4”, 200) has appeared in 377 career games (71 starts) with Minnesota (2009-12), Memphis (2012-13), Cleveland (2013), Dallas (2013-14) and the Los Angeles Lakers (2014-15), posting averages of 7.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes per game while shooting .416 from the field and .382 from three-point range.
The Brooklyn Nets intend to keep Joe Johnson following their buyout agreement with Deron Williams.
Williams took a significantly reduced buyout that gets the Nets under the luxury tax.
Johnson had some level of trade value and will help the Nets remain competitive this season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in Johnson.
The Brooklyn Nets and Deron Williams have agreed upon a buyout on the final two seasons of his deal.
Williams will receive $27.5 million of his remaining $43 million with the Nets. The Nets will use the stretch provision to make his cap number $5.5 million through 2020.
Williams will sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets are in talks about a potential buyout this offseason that would create an opportunity for him to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.
Williams grew up in the Dallas area.
Williams has two seasons and $43.3 million remaining on his contract with the Nets.
The Nets have been adamant since the end of the season that they do not want to simply release Williams via the stretch provision, even though it would allow them to pay out his remaining salary over the next five seasons and reduce their luxury-tax bill, as long as such a measure is executed before the Aug. 31 deadline.
The Nets have been unable to gain traction in trading Williams.
Williams chose the Nets over the Mavericks in the summer of 2012.
The Utah Jazz have also been mentioned as a landing spot for Williams, but he prefers Dallas to play in his hometown and reunite with Wesley Matthews.
"It's 60 to 70 percent that [Williams] winds up in Dallas," one source said.
Mirza Teletovic and the Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a one-year, $5.5 million deal.
The Brooklyn Nets rescinded their qualifying offer to Teletovic.
Free agent center Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year contract, league sources told RealGM.
Reed, who has starred on the Miami Heat’s summer league entry in Orlando, will sign a mostly guaranteed deal, sources said.
When reached to confirm, Reed’s agent, Joel Bell, declined comment.
In four summer league games for the Heat, Reed has averaged 13.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, nearly two blocks and 60 percent field-goal shooting. He has emerged as a legitimate NBA rotation prospect, a frontcourt player agile enough to finish inside and recover on defense.
Out of Saint Louis in 2011, Reed has signed NBA contracts with the Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies and Nets over the past three years. The 6-foot-10 big man went to training camp with the Nets last October.
Reed split last season with Iowa and Grand Rapids in the NBA D-League, averaging 16.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.