The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly going to aggressively pursue Charlotte Hornets free agent point guard Jeremy Lin in free agency; Lin, who averaged 11.7 points with Charlotte last season, is no stranger to the New York scene as he once played for the New York Knicks in the 2011-2012 season.
As he heads into the free agent market this weekend, Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo is reportedly interested in signing with the Brooklyn Nets this summer; Rondo, who had to settle for a one-year deal last summer, re-established himself as a top point guard this season by leading the league in assists this past season in Sacramento.
The Brooklyn Nets made a trade with the Utah Jazz to move up and get the 42nd pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, and with that 42nd overall pick in the draft, the Nets acquired Isaiah Whitehead from Seton Hall University; the Nets drafted Marcus Paige from the University of North Carolina and will send his rights to the Jazz; Whitehead is a native from Brooklyn and calls playing for the Nets a dream come true.
With the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets acquired Caris LeVert from the University of Michigan in a trade with the Indiana Pacers; LeVert heads to Brooklyn in the proposed trade made earlier in the day that sent Thaddeus Young to the Pacers.
On the day of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets were able to get themselves a first round pick as they traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the number 20 overall pick in the NBA Draft, plus a future second round draft pick; the Nets initial pick, the third overall pick, went to the Boston Celtics in the 2014 trade that landed them Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The Washington Wizards are finalizing a deal to hire former Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Tony Brown to become the top assistant coach under Scott Brooks; Brown, a long-time assistant coach in the NBA, replaced Lionel Hollins when he was fired mid-season and went 11-34 as the interim head coach in Brooklyn.
During the team's mini-camp, the Brooklyn Nets worked out Anthony Bennett, who was the former number one overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Bennett, who has struggled since being drafted, played 19 games for the Toronto Raptors this year before he was waived in March.
Shane Larkin will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer; Larkin who signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Nets last summer, is declining a $1.5 million player option he had for next season.
Heading into the offseason, the Brooklyn Nets, under new general manager Sean Marks, will have around $28.3 million in salary cap room to spend in free agency, as Marks will try to undo the mess that previous general manager, Billy King, made of the franchise.
On Tuesday, former New Jersey Nets guard Kerry Kittles was hired by Princeton University to become an assistant coach under Mitch Henderson's staff; Kittles played for the Nets from 1996 until 2004.