The Brooklyn Nets may be a fringe playoff team now, but they're in store for some spectacular things in the next few years to come.
With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving set to make their highly anticipated return next season, the team is expected to be among the Eastern Conference elite for a long time.
As they prepare for what is to come, many have wondered which players will remain with the franchise long-term. According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, the Nets could use Spencer Dinwiddie or Chris LeVert to help bolster their frontcourt.
“I think Dinwiddie provides the ultimate insurance policy for Kyrie,” Bobby Marks said in a recent interview with Newsday. “Do you trust Kyrie to stay healthy? I don’t know the answer to that question. On the other hand, Dinwiddie will be technically on an expiring contract (with a player option at the end of 2020-21). He’ll likely opt out. He can be extended starting in December, and are you comfortable having your two point guards making north of $50 million per year?
Spencer has shown he can start in the league. I don’t think he’s a top-10 point guard, but I think he’s probably in that next tier, the 10-15 range. I think Caris still has so much upside and he’s got a great contract, so Caris has more value than Spencer.
But if you are looking to upgrade the roster, somebody’s got to go. You’re basically staring at Spencer and Caris…In regard to Dinwiddie, it’s probably something they would have to look at to see what his value is out there.”
With Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordan, they certainly have some talent in the frontcourt. But they are obviously looking for more -- most likely a big who can rebound and stretch the floor.
Dinwiddie or LeVert can certainly get them a decent player in return but what kind of package they'll be looking for is still unknown at this time. It'll be interesting to see what they can pull off.