What's going on? It's your boy, Brad of back at it again with another broadcast.
We've got ourselves another banger as we do mostly on this channel.
But today will be recording our second episode off the off season videos for the MBA.
I really don't have a name for it.
Originally, it was off season Wednesdays, but today is a Sunday, as many of you guys, Hopefully, no.
So just keeping that in mind.
Last week we talked about the Washington Wizards and all of their key storylines for their off season.
Today we will be doing the Brooklyn Nets now.
Brooklyn, Um, very much different from the Washington Wizards did not make the playoffs.
Ah, the Wizards did not.
It's kind of weird. We're kind of backtracking in a way.
I do want to do every team that didn't make the playoffs, Um, and then we can get to the teams that did.
But Brooklyn is in such an interesting position like this, this team, the Timberwolves because of the number one overall pick and the Warriors because of their number two overall pick.
I like the three teams that everybody's talking about, and I'm going to talk about the Nets first because this is such an intriguing team to talk about.
I mean, the roster is one thing.
Their coaching, like coaching front office, is a whole nother thing.
And then free agency the draft like there's so much to talk about.
This video might get to be 30 minutes long, like that's how much stuff we have to talk about.
So with that being said, let's go ahead and get into it.
So, first of all, with all the hype and attention the Nets received entering the 2020 season based off of them signing DeAndre, Jordan, Kyrie, Irving and Kevin Durant, they just got so much hype.
Their draft pick.
Ah, they had a couple late ones because they made it to the playoffs last year.
But people were hyping them up is well, and after all that the Nets finished, we'll get the same seat as they did the year before without the's free stars.
They were the seven seed last year, seven C this year, I think, right? No, they were.
The 16 last year, said Actually did worse this year with all of those stars, which is just really, really surprising.
Um, so with that being said, you've really got to keep that in ******, that in perspective And with the Nets, Yes, they have Kevin Durant.
They've Kyra renamed all the stops star power you could possibly want.
But that didn't nothing This year, Um, their top two guys, Kevin Durant and Kyrie K d.
Took this whole year off recovering from his Achille injuries in the finals last year and in Kyrie was only able to play 20 games because of a shoulder injury he suffered in late January early February.
So you know you're missing those guys and you lose out on D Angelo Russell, who played very well for Golden State and Minnesota.
So this year wasn't the best year.
Ah, it's one of the three years you have to basically win a title because these next two years are the only two years that you're guaranteed the Have KD and Kyrie on the same team.
And yes, you might have them for another four years after that.
But that's not guaranteed.
Something could happen between now and then.
That could ruin the relationship or whatever else.
So you have to keep that in mind, Um, possessions with a player standpoint, their coach, Kenny Atkinson, their coach since 2016.
He's a great coach.
I think he's I think he's really solid coach.
He was fired for personal reasons between himself, Durant and Kyrie near the end of the regular season.
And just with all of the controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving with him wanting to do what he wants with the Nets.
Speculations of him ruining another franchise.
Um, kind of ruin Cleveland in a way, definitely ruined Boston.
Ah, there's no debate about that.
And now, possibly Brooklyn's next.
So, after all that Brooklyn's young core was Spencer do any care? Sliver.
I guess you could count, and I'll just crumbled.
I mean, they could just not withstand the pressure, and they ended up getting swept in the Orlando bubble.
40 by the Toronto Raptors.
And it just wasn't pretty.
I mean, yes, in that elimination game in Game four, Kerr slivered had a career high 36.
That's awesome, But you giving up 150 points to the Toronto Raptors, who are not a great offensive team.
They're a great defensive team, but you give up 150 points to them when they're resting some of their guys for the next round.
That's not good.
That is not a good sign by any means.
So even with all of that disappointment and all of that negativity just being said, they still have a chance to rewrite what could become this next year with a great offseason.
They have to have a good off season this year, and that's with part for agency part finding your next franchise leading head coach.
And part of that is with the draft hitting on your first round draft pick.
In my opinion, they've got nobody else better maybe, besides the Warriors GM Bob Myers to do it than Sean Marks.
Sean Marks is an absolute stud with drafting absolute studded free agency.
Um, I mean, I wish I think that the Nets wish she knew had a play basketball and he just be the trifecta.
Uh, but with that being said in today's video, we will be discussing the relevant free agents.
The net should keep tabs on who they should try to sign this offseason from other teams, and then who they should select with their draft pick.
So before we start all of that, we will start with a different topic.
And that different topic will be with the coaching or slash front office situation.
So this is the biggest one.
In my opinion, I think that they really, really need to worry about this now.
Sean Marks top priority this offseason should be to find a suitable coach to leave Brooklyn's young and diverse corps deep into the playoffs.
The Nets free best options, in my opinion, are first of all there, intern head coach right now, Jacque Vaughn.
Mark Jackson, who is a current ****yst on UM n b A basketball, along with um, a couple of his other co host, Mike Breen, and then somebody else.
I'm not great with recalling that, and then Tyronn Lue.
So I'll say that again, because I said that badly.
But Tyronn Lue, Jacque Vaughn and Mark Jackson are the three made a head coaching candidates now.
Of those three, I think they should do a tile.
Ooh, many people are speculating that he will end up going to Brooklyn, and I think he'd be the best fit in Brooklyn Um Blue is the most laid coach back, is the most laid back coach of the free, and he will allow to rant.
Irving and DeAndre Jordan toe all express their strong expect.
Exp He will allow some of his Flyers like Kite Kyrie to express their personalities.
And according to Sports Illustrated, Irving was pushing for the hiring of Lou after the departure of Atkinson.
It also helps that Brooklyn is built to win now and lose playoff pedigree will only benefit the young Nets core.
I was jumping some of my words there, but all in all Tyler, who has a lot of playoff experience with the Cavaliers and LeBron James, and that would go a long way with a team that has been on the outside looking in, not necessarily from the lottery, but just from the 6 to 7 and the A C.
Just trying to get into that top four were even that top agree that the Nets have been craving since I know what like 20 year old Jamal Crawford when Jeremy Lin was still a thing.
So that's what I think they should go with now.
Speaking of their young core and this is one the most important things of this video.
I don't think Brooklyn should try to break up their young core in order to add a third star next to Durant and Irving.
Now, the reason why I say this is yes, it would be nearly unstoppable, especially in the Eastern Conference.
But what that third star Irving and or Durant gets hurt and misses the rest of the season, Just like this past year.
If you trade away, let's just say hypothetically if you trade away Spencer Dinwiddie Care Silver Journal and an Taurean Prince in a couple of first round picks for maybe Bradley Beal and basically Durant Irving sustained long season ending injuries.
Bradley Beal is going to be in the same boat as he was in Washington.
As he's in Brooklyn, it's not going to help you at all.
There's a huge risk you're taking with that, and I don't think Brooklyn should, because we haven't even seen what the Nets conduce with their young core, plus Durant and Irving on the same time.
You know, we haven't seen that come together yet.
Once we see that happen, and once we see what impact it has on the game and what impact it has in the conference, then I think you can definitely make the decision, but right now you have to see how this young bench with dignity liver, Jared Allen, Taurean Prince, Joe hairs you have to see all those guys mesh with Terrain and Irving.
Irving messed with all those guys, and the results were good.
Imagine what happens if you get Durant is your one.
Kyrie is your two, and then whoever else is your free.
And I do understand trading for Bradley Bill would be ***y.
I get that trading for whoever else would be awesome.
Signing the honest and free agency would be amazing for Brooklyn is a realistic no, that's the big thing.
Second of all, would it be worth it? You know, we don't know.
We don't know if their core and a production that it will have with Durant and Irving will be worth the wait.
I think that they should just wait it out.
And, yes, you can go ahead and trade for Bradley Beal next year.
Don't trade for him now.
Give this young core plus Durant and Irving at least one year.
And then, if they disappoint, where you don't see the results that you want, then you can sacrifice your future, trade away some of your young core and then devil and then give er thing and Durant their third star and then see how that works.
But if I'm Sean Marks, I've really, really got a weight on this.
Just don't get rid of this young core because you don't see a core like this too much in today's MBA.
I can't think of a deeper team in the league, maybe besides the Clippers.
But the Clippers have the Virtus owner in sports history, and the Nets were just coming out of nowhere.
Do you have to have a different perspective on this? Basically, what I'm saying is the Nets should not trade away their young core to just give Durant and Irving.
You know, number free.
They should not do that.
Please don't and it's fine.
The trade guys like DeAndre Jordan, who have fat deals and they're getting on the wrong side of 30.
But you're not going to trade away 25 26 year old young stars that could have a lasting impact on your team.
You're not going to do that just for maybe another aging veteran.
You know, that's my take on the coaching slash front off the situation now, Our second big topic to get Teoh is a 2020.
Envy a draft, and this took me a lot of time today to figure out who the Nets should take because you have to ****yze a roster.
And you also have to ****yze what draft pick they might have, what draft pick they will have and who is still going to be available.
And the 20th pick because it's not like you're in the lottery and you see tons and tons of mock drafts of James Y has been going.
Lamela's going number one, Anthony Edwards going number free or whatever.
You see that so much that you can just make the pick for yourself based off of no research but with, like, you know, picks outside of lottery.
It's a lot harder, so I'll give it my best shot.
But before I announce who the Nets will take, we had to take a look at their roster.
Guard Wise, they're good.
Ah, Kyrie, Irving obviously, Spencer duty, care, subvert.
And then they have guys on expiring deals like Tyler Johnson and Jamal Crawford.
So you don't need another guard wings.
Personally, I think you're fine at small forward, UM, Kevin Durant, Joe Harris.
That's just great in itself.
Joe Harris coming off the bench, Durant at the starting line up.
And then Taurean Prince could also go to their design.
Moussa, Um, rookie this year.
He could also play that role If Joe Harris leaves in free agency or he gets hurt.
Ah, power forward is definitely the weakest spot.
Brooklyn needs somebody who can just take control of the paint and that can just to control the game and one on one situations.
And that's not like James Harden, who shoots a Butt ton of freeze.
It's somebody who can play like Shaquille O Neal or Joel Embiid and can just bully the opposing defender in the paint and get easy buckets or draw fouls and just control the game.
And with that being said, I think Brooklyn, if he's available, I think Brooklyn should take Xavier Tillman out of Michigan State.
He is a power forward.
Tillman was a force to be reckoned with in the Big 10 as he averaged 13.
7 points per game, 10.
3 rebounds per game and free assists per game.
Tillman was a terrific row player who showed the toughness and versatility to defend multiples positions in college and that get that kind of rotational peace at this point in the first round.
With very few needs, the Nets really don't have much needs outside of this one glaring need.
That's pretty good value for the 20th overall pick in the draft.
Now, this would just be something nice toe have to add on.
If Tillman's three point shot becomes more consistent, Tillman should become a staple in Brooklyn's offense for years to come.
And even if he's not a staple in the offense, he's already going to be a staple in defense because, as your starting lineup goes right now, Kyrie care Sliver Kevin Durant.
No major power forward, maybe DeAndre Jordan and then Jared Allen center.
If you insert a guy like Xavier Tillman over DeAndre Jordan, you get a great defensive player who played outstanding defense.
We're defense against teams like Maryland per New Ohio State, a little bit Indiana, like these teams were some of the best offensive teams in the league or it in their conference, and Tillman was just able to shut them down, over and over again.
That's a guy that anybody wants in their team.
That's the number one reason why Isaka Koro is projected to go in the top five because of his defense.
He's not the best offensively, but he doesn't have to be because Katie and Kyrie will run the offense.
And if they get Tillman, then one of two things will happen.
A Tillman will rack up 20 points per game as a rookie because all those offenders are going out to the wings to guard Durant care.
Sliver, those guys outside on the wing or at the three point line will get all the points.
Meanwhile, Eggs a viewer.
Tillman is taking all of the pressure off of those guys, and he's getting double teamed in the paint.
One of those two things will happen.
And either way, it's great news for the Nets.
And like I said, if Tillman screen point shot becomes more consistent, he'll be a great player for years to come.
You know it's not a necessity 29% from the 29% from the three point line as a sop****re is not bad by any means.
You can obviously improve that as your time goes on the league and, you know, as a power forward or center who's going to spend most of their time in the paint.
You really won't need to develop a three point shot.
It's not like you're going to get the ball and just run back to the three point line for free.
Unless if you're down by four or five points late in the game, you're really not going to need to take a lot of freeze.
That's who I think this should take.
It's a great fit on paper.
Maybe not on the court, but on paper, it looks like one of the best draft picks the Nets can make.
So with that out of the way, let's go in and get to relevant free agents to re sign.
This is not to sign from other teams.
It's to re sign and there's one major player and that's got to be Joe Harris.
Harris has been great off the bench for the Nets as He has averaged 14.
5 points per game, 4.
3 rebounds per game and 2.
1 assists per game.
Harris will be then.
That's biggest priority this offseason, and GM Sean Marks has already come out and said that Brooklyn will try to keep him at all costs.
Um, there's a long quote on If you guys want me to read it or not, I will.
Anyway, Um, so the quote goes, quote priority number one. It's that simple.
Yeah, we're obviously very proud of where Joe has come from and where he is today, and we still and he still continues to get better.
He still wants toe work on this craft.
So yes, signing him and seeing him that this group will certainly be a priority for us.
And yes, he is in a massive.
He is in line for a massive pay raise, and you should be rightfully so.
He's just from his time in Cleveland.
He's improved so much defensively, he's not a defensive player of the year candidate, but he's not bad, either, right? He's not Frey young on defense.
Ah, and then just his points.
He's a great three point shooter, great free in the wing.
That is what teams absolutely love.
And that's why is going to be so expensive if he gets so expensive that the Nets can't keep him financially and you gotta let him go.
And I hate saying that you have to.
Teams will over pay for Joe Harris We've seen in the past.
We saw last year teams overpaid for 32 year old JJ Red**** and 34 year old Al Horford, and it didn't regret it for one second.
And now they dio.
Yeah, it's socked to see Joe Harris leave Brooklyn, but it teams were going to pay 15 to $20 million for him.
I just got a lot of walk.
I mean, you're not going to pay that, Especially with the payroll for Kevin Durant's massive contract, Kyrie is massive.
Didn't what he's going to get paid in a couple of years.
Same thing with liver.
Jared Allen's also in line for a big extension, so you've got to be smart about the future.
Um, in the future may not being a re sign Harris.
We'll have to see, though, Um, now the Nets do own Harris is bird rights, which means they can't exceed the salary cap to re sign him.
So if they really want to do that and keep him on the team, they can.
If not, they can just let him walk.
Finally, our last topic of the video will be relevant.
Free agents to try and sign.
This is from other teams.
Um, so with the drafting of egg Xavier Tillman hype, hypothetically, Brooklyn has no immediate needs besides guard depth off the bench, as I previous previously mentioned, Tyler Johnson and Jamal Crawford are both on expiring deals, both the minimum deals as well.
Um, so let's just take some look at some free agent acquisitions that could go a long way for Brooklyn this offseason.
Number one is Fred Van Flee.
Very similarly to what I said in the Wizards video.
**** Fleet would be a great starting point guard.
He'd be a great starting shooting guard besides Kyrie Irving or he just be, ah, great six man off the bench.
You know, Van Fleet would fit very well with this team.
He could be the number one scorer off the bench if they really need him. Teoh.
If Tillman's having a bad night.
If DeAndre Jordan's having with that night, if you're just depleted, he can get the job done free defensively, he will get the job done for you.
And if Brooklyn could get Van Fleet on the team, this would give Brooklyn a great 12 punch in the backcourt with Kyrie and Van Fleet.
And then I would move Spencer Duminy and Care Sliver to the bench, which would be absolutely insane.
And if you really want care, Sliver to start that badly, then you got them fleet and didn't would be coming off the bench, which is just crazy to me.
So Van Fleet would be awesome to have on the team.
The likelihood of it, though, is very slim.
I would highly doubt that they got him on the team, but it's definitely possible.
So that's number one.
Number two is Aaron Baynes, the center for the Phoenix Suns.
This one's a weird one, and I've already said that they don't need any more front court death after drafting Xavier Tillman.
But Aaron Baynes was a reliable back up behind DeAndre, 18 in Phoenix, and he'd play a big role behind DeAndre Jordan and Jared Allen off the bench.
If you think about it, Tillman would play the four off the bench and Aaron Veins.
We play the five.
Baines averaged 11.
5 points per game, 5.
6 rebounds per game and 0.
6 assists per game while he was the fourth or fifth option in Phoenix.
There isn't a team in the league that wouldn't be mad to have Baines on the floor, who can facilitate set crushing screens and protect the pain with such ease.
The best part is, Brooklyn should have enough money to be able to bring Baines to Brooklyn just as long as the sons don't over pay for the 33 year old.
So Aaron Baynes He just offer a lot more depth on the team and now would just be beneficial in case of an injury, happen or not.
So with that being said, guys, that's going to wrap up our broadcast today, um, is the Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets off season? Um, and I'll just give you guys a quick recap of what we talked about so you guys can know what to expect in the next video.
So we talked about their head coach and front off the situation.
We talked about their 2020 draft pick, which will be eggs, a viewer.
We talked about relevant free agents to re sign, plus likely be Joe Harris and then relevant Friesen's to try and sign, which would be Fred Van Fleet and Aaron Baynes.
So that being said, guys, thank you so much for watching this always.
I hope you guys enjoyed make sure they keep God number one guys and peace out.
I'll catch you guys in the next broadcast, guys.