Nets free agent targets
Five of the Nets' free agent targets for the 2012 offseason.
By Rod Boone
UPDATE: Williams announced through his Twitter account on July 3 that he will re-sign with the Nets for a reported $98 million over five years.
UPDATE: According to ESPN, Kidd and the Mavericks are close to agreeing on a three-year, $9 million deal.
Could there be a second stint for Kidd in a Nets’ uniform? He said he’s open to the idea of teaming with Williams, wherever that might be. The two played golf at East Hampton Golf Club earlier this week and Kidd seems to be having fun with Williams making people guess where he’ll end up.
The Nets reportedly are the leading candidates to sign the 6-10 power forward, who averaged 13.0 points and 8.8 rebounds for the Bucks. With Milwaukee drafting John Henson with the 14th pick Thursday night, that could signal the end of the 25-year-old Ilyasova’s time with the team.
The scrappy, rugged rebounder could be an inexpensive option. He would help bring some interior presence and could do some of the necessary dirty work. The 10-year vet averaged 4.9 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game for the Clippers.
The former member of the Utah Jazz who played overseas this past season has been linked to the Nets for a while. Kirilenko, who played for CSKA Moscow last season, is said to have a good relationship with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.