5. Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are undergoing a complete rebuild after numerous bad trades and poor decisions that resulted in overpaying for players well past their primes. The Nets have worked diligently the last two season to rid their roster of these bad contracts, leaving center Brook Lopez as the only star remaining on the team.
With reserve Jarrett Jack as the only point guard on the roster heading into the 2016-17 season, the Nets filled a big need by drafting University of North Carolina’s Marcus Paige. However, Nets general manager Sean Marks will need to look to free agency to continue to bolster the position.
This is wear Rajon Rondo comes in. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, there is interest on both sides:
Now, the Nets do not have the same financial flexibility as other teams in the market for a point guard and are again not projected to be a playoff team a year after finishing a dismal 21-61, but what the team can offer is playing time and opportunity. If Rondo still believes he is a centerpiece, Brooklyn is the destination.
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