Brooklyn Nets Can’t Forget About Valuable Veterans During Free Agency

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 22: Vince Carter
MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 22: Vince Carter /
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PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 13: Tyreke Evans
PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 13: Tyreke Evans /

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Tyreke Evans – 27 years old, 11.6 PPG, 2.4 APG, 3.6 RPG

He may be only 27 years old, but it feels like Tyreke Evans has been in the NBA for much longer than just eight seasons. He still hasn’t found a true position in the league, as he’s circulated around all the perimeter positions. One thing is for sure, he can score, and he can score well.

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He would fit well on the Nets as a sixth man, coming in and providing instant scoring off the bench. The free-flowing offense should fit his game, as he is adept in scoring off the dribble and creating his own shot.

Arron Afflalo – 31 years old, 8.4 PPG, 1.3 APG, 2.0 RPG

Arron Afflalo has played 10 seasons in the NBA and has been both a starter and role player. Although he had a down year in terms of stats with the Sacramento Kings, he has been an effective player throughout his career.

Afflalo’s biggest asset to any team is his ability to shoot the three. He is a career 38.6% shooter from three and 45.1% overall from the field. In head coach Kenny Atkinson’s system, Afflalo’s skill-set would be welcomed as much of it predicated around shooting beyond the arc.

Vince Carter – 40 years old, 8.0 PPG, 1.8 APG, 3.1 RPG

A lot of this is just wanting to see Vince Carter in a Nets uniform for nostalgia sake, but it’s not all that. Carter had his best season with the Memphis Grizzlies this past year. He showed that he still has some bounce left in his legs and even eclipsed 20 points in a game.

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His ability to still be an asset on the floor and shoot the three well, at 37.8%, makes him a viable option in free agency. Carter would act like a coach on the floor and a mentor to the younger players. Bring back #Vinsanity!