As the Nets reportedly came to terms with one of their own free agents Monday, they kept their eyes on one of their main targets, hoping to seal a deal with one of the league's top sharpshooters.
Andray Blatche reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million with the Nets, according to The New York Times. Now they are trying to bring Kyle Korver into the mix, looking to lure one of the top free agents on the market.
Deron Williams had fun with the Nets' pursuit of Korver, sending out a tweet on his verified Twitter page with Korver photoshopped into a black Nets No. 26 jersey. He asked fans what they think and suggested it's a perfect match.
Williams knows Korver well from their days playing together with the Jazz from 2007-10.
The most the Nets can offer Korver, who they hope would be the consistent outside shooter they sorely lack, is a three-year deal worth roughly $10 million. Korver, 32, made $5 million with the Hawks a season ago.
Korver presumably would command the majority, if not all, of the Nets' midlevel tax exemption. Because they don't have any salary-cap space, if the Nets sign Korver, that likely will mean they can't bring Bojan Bogdanovich over from Europe.
Former Nets backup point guard C.J. Watson reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Pacers. He hinted at his new home by breaking the news on his own, tweeting: "Keep up with the pace!!!!"
Watson had opted out of the final season of his two-year deal with the Nets, looking to capitalize after playing for the veterans' minimum during his lone season in Brooklyn.
Now that Watson appears gone, the Nets are in the market for a backup point guard. A few names that have surfaced include Brooklyn products Jamaal Tinsley and Sebastian Telfair as well as Shaun Livingston. Whomever they sign likely would have to accept the veterans' minimum.
Summer league roster. Mason Plumlee, the Duke product selected by the Nets with the No. 22 pick in last Thursday's draft, will be among the 12 players on their summer league team in Orlando, Fla., beginning Sunday. The rest are Tyshawn Taylor, Tornike Shengelia, Damion James, Carleton Scott, Keith Benson, Jamelle Hagins, Matt Janning, David Lighty, Dominique Sutton, Kashif Watson and Chris Wright.