Non click bait version.The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to long-term deals with Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Lopez, 27, will receive a three-year, $60 million maximum contract that includes some protections for the Nets should a recurrence of Lopez’s past foot issues sideline him again, sources said. The deal is expected to include a player option after the second season, which would allow him to re-enter free agency once new television money raises the salary cap.
Young, 27, who opted out of $10.2 million owed him next season, will sign a four-year, $50 million deal, sources said.
Brook Lopez has been a member of the Nets since he was drafted with the 10th overall pick by the team in 2008. After earning the All-Star honors in 2013, Lopez struggled to consistently contribute due to injuries. After a slow start to the 2014-15 season, Lopez finally found his groove in the offense and averaged 17.2 points and 7.4 rebounds in 72 games. He led the Nets offensively in the first round of the playoffs, averaging 19.8 points and 9.0 rebounds, but did not have enough support from his teammates to help the Nets advance. While his health has remained a concern, there is reportedly some protection for the Nets in the contract. If healthy, Lopez is one of the best centers in the NBA.
Young joined the Nets midway through the season in a trade for Kevin Garnett. After joining the Nets, Young averaged 13.8 points and 5.9 rebonds.
Not sure how that's going to work, only teams that could use those guys are contenders, and most contenders aren't going to have the cap available to take on those $20M+ contracts.We seriously need to deal D-Will and Iso for future draft picks before the season starts, our future depends on it.
Nobody's giving up picks for those contracts. Best the Nets will do is less expensive expirings for Joe and similarly-sized expirings for Williams, or some combination of those and a team taking part of their deal into cap space.We seriously need to deal D-Will and Iso for future draft picks before the season starts, our future depends on it.