1. Brooklyn Nets
Andre Drummond’s name keeps coming up in conjunction with the Brooklyn Nets. It makes sense; the Nets could use some backup on the interior after shipping out Jarrett Allen in the James Harden trade, leaving them with only DeAndre Jordan and small-ball Jeff Green to play that 5-spot.
However, as much as Drummond’s prolific rebounding and sheer size would help Brooklyn’s frontcourt, Dieng’s skill-set feels like a better fit. A team with Harden, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Joe Harris is already hard enough to defend. But throw in a backup big like Dieng who can knock down 3s, and suddenly the Nets’ otherworldly offense leaves this plane of existence.
If the Nets are serious about contending, this is the buyout candidate they need to be targeting to bolster their center spot and strengthen their bench.