Brooklyn Nets: Which players should BK re-sign this offseason?

Blake Griffin and Jeff Green. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Nets forward Blake Griffin (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

2. Blake Griffin

This one might surprise some people, but the Nets, given their financial situation, probably shouldn’t re-sign Blake Griffin this summer.

Let it be known that opinion isn’t a reflection of how Griffin performed after he landed with Brooklyn after agreeing to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons. In fact, the 32-year-old veteran performed so well that he might’ve played himself out of the Nets’ price range.

Former Nets PF Blake Griffin could receive a lucrative contract in free agency.

In 46 games with Brooklyn, Griffin averaged 11.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while shooting 43.2% and a respectable 34.1% on threes. His stellar play extended into the playoffs, where he really helped pick up the slack following Harden’s and Irving’s injuries.

Griffin looked to be a step away from being out of the league with Detroit, with whom he consistently settled for jumpers and offered no value on defense. The six-time All-Star even endured the longest stretch of his career without registering a dunk.

In a perfect world, Griffin would re-sign with the Nets on a cheap, short-term deal. However, considering that he can spread the floor at the PF position and still has some bounce left in his legs, he could land a multi-year deal that Brooklyn won’t be able to match.