Nets lower price on Lopez, choosing best deal for Bogdanovic
Now that we’re past the DeMarcus Cousins frenzy, it’s about time for rumors on the Brooklyn Nets front to ramp up — and, according to some sources, they are.
First, Bojan Bogdanovic’s market has finally begun to heat up, says Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Bogdanovic will be a restricted free agent this summer and those lining up for the Croatian’s services for the playoffs (and potentially beyond) have made their offers. Wojnarowski has also suggested that the Nets are a bit closer to moving the guard/forward, but are waiting to find the best available deal.
Teams pursuing Brooklyn’s Bojan Bogdanovic suggest they’re ramping up on offers, process moving closer to Nets choosing best available deal.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 21, 2017
Bogdanovic is making about 3.5 million this season and is set for a huge payday this summer, with or without the Nets. The shooter that YES Network’s Ian Eagle has affectionately nicknamed “Captain Corner” is averaging 14.2 points per game and had been linked as a potential target for the Washington Wizards.
Elsewhere, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported earlier today that the Nets have significantly lowered their asking price on Brook Lopez from two first rounders to just one and a second round selection. Although the rumors around the Nets’ franchise center have moved a bit slower this season, many have suggested that the Sacramento Kings’ return on Cousins has changed the market for all big men.
The price on Brook Lopez has dropped, league sources say. Instead of two first-rounders, word is Brooklyn would accept a first and a second.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2017
Peter Vecsey has suggested over the last few days that the Indiana Pacers are interested in Lopez’s services next to Paul George, but the team has to little to offer other than a salary dump and this year’s 2017 first rounder.
The trade deadline is Thursday, February 23rd at 3 PM EST.