Free Agents for the Brooklyn Nets to go after if they miss out on Otto Porter

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2. Danillo Galinarri 

Next year will be Danillo Galinarri’s 10th year in the NBA. Still just 28 years old, he had arguably his best season last year in with the Denver Nuggets, averaging over 18 points and five rebounds per game on 45 percent shooting and a career high 39 percent from three point range. He’s always been a fantastic free throw shooter as well.

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The issue with Galinarri is his ability to stay healthy, having missed 71 games over the past three seasons. He also missed all of the 2013-14 season, and has had multiple surgeries on both knees. He will be commanding at least a four year contract in the nine figure range, and the Clippers appear to be interested.

It would be a heft price to pay and a high risk, but if healthy Galinarri would be the best and most consistent scorer on the Nets.

3. Rudy Gay

At 30 years old, Rudy Gay would be a true veteran signing for the Brooklyn Nets. He has been a consistent scorer, rebounder, and passer during his career. Last season with Sacramento he averaged 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game but only played in 30 contests.

Coming off an achilles tear, Gay could be had on a short term deal. He would provide a veteran presence along with a consistent scoring option for Brooklyn. He may want to play for a contender, but the Nets could offer him more money than anyone else.

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4. Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans is an interesting player for the Nets to consider for the small forward position. The former Rookie of the Year has missed much of the last two seasons after undergoing multiple knee surgeries. Still just 27 years old however, he has the potential to comeback and regain his old form. His most recent full season was 2014-15 with New Orleans where he averaged 16.6 points, 6.6 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Evans was traded back to his original team Sacramento at the end of this past season and began to show flashes of his old self. He may want to take a one year deal to re-establish his value, and Brooklyn could be the perfect place to do that.