Yesterday, the Brooklyn Nets traded Allen Crabbe and the 17th pick in 2019 NBA Draft, plus a protected first in 2020 to the Hawks for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round pick. Dumping Crabbe, a beneficiary of the 2016 spending spree, now frees up $46 million in cap space, good for two max slots, depending on what they plan to do with D’Angelo Russell.
Brooklyn’s pitch to every free agent is probably going to be pretty simple: You get to live in New York and not be part of the dumpster-fire in Midtown.
The leading candidate? Kyrie Irving; Woj reported yesterday that he’s “serious about the Nets.”
An optimist would say: Irving is still a star, and landing him would be the ultimate karmic justice for Boston’s rip-off trade six years ago.
A pessimist would say: Good luck with your new injury prone, borderline personality disorder point guard.
Either way: Kendrick Perkins doesn’t care where he goes, as long as he gets the hell out of Boston.
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