Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks has been busy since July 1, signing 3 new free agents, retaining another and clearing 2019 cap space. Here’s the report card.
Sean Marks hasn’t made any splashy moves since the new league year opened on July 1, but the moves he’s made have been focused on two things for the Brooklyn Nets: adding future assets and clearing cap space for the summer of 2019.
On those fronts, it’s been a fairly successful summer for the Nets GM and, hey, there’s every indication that the moves will not only help set the stage for the next step in the rebuilding process, but also result in a more competitive club in 2018-19.
The Nets have signed three unrestricted free agents, retained another and have participated in trades with the Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns, taking on some contracts from other clubs for this year while dumping one significant one.
There wasn’t a LeBron James signing. No All-Stars committed to come to Brooklyn this season. But what Marks did was add to the existing core of young talent, bringing in veterans who can lead the club on the floor and in the locker room.
So we’ll break each move down, in the order it became official, and grade each one, with an overall offseason grade at the conclusion.