Step 3: Watch the rest of the Atlantic Division strike out this summer
After adding Kawhi and AD, the Nets could have a theoretical starting lineup of Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Leonard, Davis and Jarrett Allen, along with Taurean Prince and Rodions Kurucs coming off the bench.
With limited roster holes and cap space, there really wouldn’t be much else for general manager Sean Marks and the Brooklyn front office to do. Sure, they could add a back-up ball-handler and a rotational big, but those holes can be filled with the mid-level exception and hardly qualify as dream offseason moves.
What really would make the Brooklyn Nets’ offseason perfect would be seeing the rest of the Atlantic Division choke in free agency.
By trading for Davis, Brooklyn has already eliminated the Boston Celtics’ and New York Knicks’ No. 1 target. Additionally, signing Leonard away from the reigning division champs, effectively turns the Raptors from contenders into a borderline playoff team.
To make matters sweeter in this dream offseason, the Nets would watch as Kyrie Irving bolts from Boston and both Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris say adios to Philadelphia.
Kemba Walker and Kevin Durant would both re-sign with their respective teams and leave the Knicks with nothing to show for all their cap space.
If the Nets add two superstars and the rest of their division loses their own, Brooklyn would be sitting in the driver’s seat in the Eastern Conference and on its way to multiple championship runs.
Now that’s what you call a dream offseason.