The Brooklyn Nets are doing everything in their power to bring back Deron Williams, but GM Billy King has to be prepared for the possibility of life without the All-Star point guard.
If Williams decides to play elsewhere the Nets would not only have a lot of cash in their pockets, but would also have numerous holes on their roster.
They have already re-signed forward Gerald Wallace to a four-year, $40 million deal in an attempt to fill some of those holes.
Brooklyn still has to deal with restricted free agent Brook Lopez and there is a good chance unrestricted free agent Kris Humphries signs a deal with another team.
Assuming Deron Williams is not on the team next season, here are five free agents the Brooklyn Nets should look into signing this offseason.