Brooklyn Nets: Pros and Cons of Isaiah Thomas signing

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 27: Isaiah Thomas /
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Cons: Too Many guards

When looking at the Nets roster, they are definitely a guard heavy team. They have eight players with guaranteed contracts that have played either guard position this season. That is a true testament to the team’s style of play, as well as the team’s current state.

We know Kenny Atkinson likes a tall guard heavy team, but the team has also been hurt as well. Jeremy Lin will only have played 37 games in his first two seasons as a Net. Russell is just returning after missing 32 straight games due to injury as well. But Brooklyn has kept a number of guards on the roster for depth purposes and it seems to have worked.

However, it may be tough for the Nets to keep all eight of their guards and commit to Thomas going forward. With many speculating Lin may not even start next season, signing Thomas may not be a good move.

Also, it’s widely expected Isaiah Whitehead will spend more time with the team next season. He has been playing with the Long Island Nets to gain some experience and playing time, but is looked at as a key bench piece by the team going forward. With that said, the Nets also have Milton Doyle on their roster on a two way deal. While Brooklyn signed him to a two-way contract, he is technically the ninth guard on the roster.

Sure talent-wise Thomas would be up there on the team’s roster, but this team is already filled with guards. Just throwing money at another doesn’t seem to feel like a Sean Marks type move. The Nets are looking to keep adding youth as well as talent, not just the latter of those two.