The Brooklyn Nets are bound to experience roster turnover after the 2019-2020 season ends.
It’s no secret big changes are coming to Brooklyn. The Nets signed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last offseason and parted ways with head coach Kenny Atkinson in the middle of this year. Based on that alone, we can assume there will be even more turnover as the team gears up for a championship run for the 2020-2021 campaign.
With a stacked class of players set to hit the open market in October (get used to the new protocol!), the Nets will likely be moving on from these three players in order to make room for others who will better complement Durant and Irving.
3. Garrett Temple
The veteran journeyman signed with the Nets last offseason and has a $5 million team option for next year. While it’s possible Brooklyn exercises it, we have to remember every penny counts, especially with Irving and Durant taking up so much of the payroll. For a guy who’s had a career season at the age of 33, it could be a bargain, but the Nets have the unrestricted free agency of Jarrett Allen to worry about. With money likely coming off the books (with the next players we will mention), it’s possible Temple is retained, but when you consider guys like Danilo Gallinari, Montrezl Harrell, Davis Bertans and others will be unrestricted free agents, that $5 mil can go a long way in ensuring their signatures.