(via Deadspin)

The Brooklyn Nets are suddenly one of the brightest young teams in the league after coming off a hard-fought first-round matchup against the Sixers. Their future looks bright, with D’Angelo Russell and a multitude of young stars ready to take over.

This summer, however, things could drastically improve for them.

According to a SportsNet New York report, three of the league’s top free-agents will at least consider signing with the team this summer.

Several league sources have told SNY that top-tier free agents, including Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonardand Tobias Harris, will at least consider Brooklyn this upcoming July when it’s time to find their next home – if they decide to leave.

“Making the playoffs definitely helped their chances,” one source said.

The Nets have done a great job rebuilding their franchise after the infamous failure of the “Big Three” involving Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Deron Williams.

But with the team due for a major summer of decision making ahead, nobody knows what their status will be next season. D’Angelo is also a free agent, so the Nets risk losing him, even if they fail to sign the top free agents.

Nonetheless, to even be considered in the running for their services shows a lot about the progress they have made over these past few seasons. This summer may validate everything they have built since then.

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