The Brooklyn Nets have had a reasonably busy past few days thanks to the NBA Draft at Barclays Center.
They drafted four new players, including former LSU standout Cameron Thomas at No. 27. They also dealt Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns in a deal that netted them some additional assets.
Still, the most important moves of Brooklyn’s offseason are likely yet to come.
As it stands, the biggest asset in play for the Nets is Spencer Dinwiddie, the talented guard who is poised for a sizable contract in free agency after spending the past five seasons with Brooklyn.
Whether or not the Nets are willing to extend an offer to Dinwiddie’s liking remains to be seen. But it’s clear they’re not the only team interested in paying for his services. In fact, after one recent blockbuster trade, Dinwiddie suddenly appears to be on one more team’s radar.
The Lakers rocked the basketball world on Thursday by trading for Wizards star Russell Westbrook. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis already on the roster, Los Angeles now has a Big Three that stacks up well against Brooklyn’s superstar trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.