After striking out in their attempts to land restricted free agents Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson, the Brooklyn Nets now have another target in mind - Dion Waiters.
According to the New York Post's Brian Lewis, the Nets have been eyeing Waiters throughout the offseason, and that interest has "intensified" since losing Crabbe & Johnson:
With the free-agent market for shooting guards essentially depleted, a number of teams have being eyeing the 6-foot-4 Waiters, including his hometown 76ers. League personnel believe Oklahoma City would match two-year offers for the career 12.8 ppg scorer, meaning it could take a sizable four-year deal to convince the Thunder to let him go.
All that means Marks and the Nets could be back playing the waiting game for Waiters.
The recently-acquired Victor Oladipo figures to start for the Thunder this year, so Oklahoma City may be unwilling to match a massive contract for a bench player. At least, that's what Brooklyn will be hoping for.
Waiters, who started 15 games for OKC last season, averaged 9.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.Back to the Brooklyn Nets Newsfeed