Lowe, Windhorst reveal a guard-focused free agency plan for Nets
The Brooklyn Nets will likely target guards in this summer’s free agency class — like George Hill and Kyle Lowry — noted Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst of ESPN on “The Lowe Post.”
While most of the Nets’ anxiety right now is about the status of Brook Lopez, it’s interesting to hear that they’ll be looking at that position even with Jeremy Lin, Caris LeVert, and Isaiah Whitehead already in tow.
“When it comes to this summer, Brooklyn and Philadelphia for all guards, look out. Especially Brooklyn, [they] showed last year they’ll offer Allen Crabbe $75 million. [Now], ‘George Hill, here’s a bunch, here’s a huge offer.’ ‘Kyle Lowry, here’s a huge offer.’“
Lin, who had the best year of his career working alongside Kemba Walker on the Charlotte Hornets, could work out well with either, given both Lowry and Hill’s penchant for the long-range three-pointer and their ability to attack the rim.
Hill will turn 31-years-old in early May, but the crafty guard is averaging a career-high with 17.5 points per game — also tossing in 4 assists, too — for the upstart Utah Jazz. Of course, Nets fans know Lowry really well, but it seems unlikely that he’d jump ship from the conference-contending Toronto Raptors to the rebuilding-in-motion Nets.
But, hey, money talks — right?
Then, Lowe added one more interesting tidbit:
“KCP, I was in Detroit two weeks ago, they’re already making jokes, like how fast will the max offer sheet for KCP come from Brooklyn? Will it be within one minute, five minutes of the allowed deadline for offer sheets?”
KCP, or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, is a 6’5 shooting guard for the Detriot Pistons that’s about to hit restricted free agency. His signing would certainly be along the lines of the aforementioned Crabbe attempt last summer — but, like Otto Porter Jr., it would be a miracle to pry him away from the Pistons.
If you want to listen, head here and fast forward to the 53-minute mark.