With free agency set to kick off this Wednesday, July 1st, NBA teams are already conceding that Brook Lopez & Thaddeus Young will almost assuredly re-sign with the Nets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Mike Mazzeo:
Rival teams interested in Brooklyn Nets free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are increasingly convinced that they have no shot at luring either one away from the incumbent Nets, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that both Lopez and Young are widely expected to reach verbal agreements on new deals with the Nets early in free agency, which officially begins Wednesday at midnight.
Both Young & Lopez have opted out of the final year of their contracts and are unrestricted free agents. The team outscored opponents by 3.2 points per 100 possessions with the two on the floor together last season, according to data from NBA.com.