5 free agents the Nets could sign next summer

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3.  SF: Nicolas Batum

Apr 25, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum (88) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee (5) in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Batum is a guy that is an all-around solid player. He can shoot, drive, rebound, and defend, and he does all of that while putting in 100 percent effort every night. Batum recently signed a deal with the Charlotte Hornets, but if they decide to part ways after this season, Batum could be a serious option for the Nets. Batum embodies the type of player that the Nets have been looking for for the last few years. Hard working, dedicated, and all-around talented are some of the traits that the Nets could find useful.

If Batum does become a free agent this offseason, he could be a contender for a long-term deal from a team, considering his production has stayed consistent throughout his entire career. With Batum, teams know what they are getting, and it is worth shelling out a decently sized contract to get. Batum may not be the kind of player that will light up a game in any stat category, but he is extremely reliable and does not have any major weaknesses. Look for the Nets to seriously consider him come July.

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