Brooklyn Revolution Podcast: 2017 NBA Free Agency, Week 1 Roundup

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(Keith Allison/Flickr Creative Commons)
(Keith Allison/Flickr Creative Commons)

Brooklyn Revolution is a revolutionary podcast covering the Brooklyn Nets. On Episode 8, Sandy Mui and Alex Cuesta recap the Nets’ first week of free agency.

The Brooklyn Nets appeared to have a more patient, systematic approach to the free agency market. After not making any moves on the first three days, the Nets struck an agreement with highly-coveted restricted free agent Otto Porter. Free agency will likely heat up more for Brooklyn after Saturday night, the deadline for Washington to make a decision on the Nets’ offer sheet for Porter.

Episode 8’s Key Points

Nets’ free agency strategy

  • Patient approach
  • Losing out on JJ Redick, Joe Ingles, Andre Iguodala and Kelly Olynyk: Were any of these players substantial losses?

Plan A: Otto Porter

  • Details of offer sheet
  • Did the Nets make the right decision to go after Porter first?

Plan B: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  • Now an unrestricted free agent
  • Is Caldwell-Pope a solid backup plan/Plan B for the Nets?

Other free agents still on the market

  • JaMychal Green (Grizzlies, RFA)
  • Dewayne Dedmon (Spurs, UFA)
  • Jonathon Simmons (Spurs, RFA)
  • David Lee (Spurs, UFA)
  • Nikola Mirotic (Bulls, RFA)
  • Thabo Sefolosha (Hawks, UFA)

Ways for Nets to clear cap/roster space

  • Potential trades: Which Nets could be packaged in deals?
  • Rumors: Cole Aldrich salary dump
  • Will they re-sign Randy Foye?

Summer League toss-in

  • Opener against Atlanta Hawks
  • Players to watch for

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