4. The team needs a power forward
Heading into the 2019 offseason, the Brooklyn Nets currently have just over $50 million in cap space available. If they pick up team options for Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham, they will have $54.5 million available, compared to $58 million if they don’t. While other free agents and re-signing D’Angelo Russell are top priorities, this team needs to be on the hunt for a power forward.
Through the 2018-19 season, the bulk of the rotation at the 4 was handled by Jared Dudley, DeMarre Carroll, Rodions Kurucs and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Kurucs is the only player of the four who won’t be a free agent this summer. However, he also had the worst on/off numbers of the group and shouldn’t be expected to be the answer at power forward at the start of next season.
Players like Tobias Harris, Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic will headline the free agent pool of power forwards outside of the league’s available stars. Options like Markieff Morris, JaMychal Green or Noah Vonleh could provide cheaper options as well. One way or another though, this is a need that the front office should take seriously this summer.