The Brooklyn Nets have yet to find a long-term solution at point guard after trading for Deron Williams in February 2011.
Back in May 2014, Williams had surgery on both ankles, which should be a tell tale sign that the former All-Star guard’s best days are behind him.
Williams, now on the wrong side of 30, has been hampered by ankle problems since the 2012 Olympics. He hasn’t played a full, 82-game season since 2008 and has missed a total of 33 games over the course of the last three seasons.
The Nets drafted Markel Brown and Xavier Thames – in addition to acquiring Jarrett Jack from the Cleveland Cavaliers – this off-season in the hopes of bolstering their backcourt. However, until Jack, Brown or Thames prove themselves, Brooklyn may want to consider searching for options either by trade or through free agency. Here are the names of a few candidates the Nets could show interest in.