According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the Brooklyn Nets and Treveon Graham have agreed on a two-year deal. Before signing with Brooklyn, both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Minnesota Timberwolves expressed interest in the 6-foot-5 wing.
With the reported addition of Treveon Graham, the Brooklyn Nets have filled their 15th roster spot heading into the 2017-18 season.
Graham’s deal is a two-year veteran’s minimum and $1.5 million for the first year. The second year of his contract is worth $1.65 million.
The signing of Graham is a good signing for Brooklyn. Now let’s breakdown how he will fit with the Brooklyn Nets and what is expected role will be.
How Treveon Graham fits with the Brooklyn Nets
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It is not a surprising move that Brooklyn went out and signed the 6-foot-5 wing. On the offensive end of the floor, Graham is an all-around player. He drives the ball at a high level and can finish well through traffic. Graham uses his size and strength to drive down the lane.
He is an versatile driver who adjusts well in the air. He takes on contact well and can finish with both hands.
Besides from driving, one area of the offensive end that Graham is known for is his strong shooting. Last season with the Charlotte Hornets, Graham shot an impressive 41.2 percent from behind the arc and can catch fire fast.
He is known for getting in a nice rhythm once his shot starts to fall. He is a career 43.8 percent 3-point shooter. His mid-range shooting is nearly identical. He shot 43.4 percent last season and a career 44.1 percent mid-range shooter.
His strong shooting from all areas of the floor was a main reason Brooklyn signed Graham. Now, he has strong competition at the wing position. The Nets have Allen Crabbe, Joe Harris, Dzanan Musa, Caris LeVert and DeMarre Carroll who all are solid shooting wings.
With the heavy company at the wing position, it will be interesting to see where Graham will fit in.
Now, Graham did play some power forward in his two years with Charlotte. It is unlikely he will play power forward for Brooklyn due to his size and skill set.
Overall, the signing of Graham is a well-thought out addition. He brings wing depth and strong shooting to the young Brooklyn Nets roster. He can make a good impact off the bench and give Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson some instant offense for a cheap price tag.
With the signing of Treveon Graham, how does this affect Brooklyn’s cap space and other Summer League standouts chances of making the Nets roster?
Impact of Graham’s deal — what can Brooklyn still do?
Now, Graham’s deal does take Brooklyn over the cap. The Nets are currently a little more than $200,000 over the cap according to Early Bird Rights.
Despite being over the cap, Brooklyn canstill sign Joe Harris (two-year $16 million) using their early Bird rights and Ed Davis (one-year $4.4 million) with a bi-annual exception. This mean both Harris and Davis’ deals will have minimal affect on the cap.
The Graham signing also puts Brooklyn closer the $123.7 million tax line. The Nets can still offer a minimum deal to their Summer League players. If Nets general manager Sean Marks takes that approach, the favorites for a deal are Yuta Watanabe, Shawn Dawson, and Theo Pinson.
All three players had a great Summer League and would be good additions to Brooklyn.
Brooklyn still has two two-way contract slots available and can have up to 20 players entering training camp. It will be interesting to see what Brooklyn will do with the two two-way slots.