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Ranking the Best Free-Agency Signings in Brooklyn Nets History

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Ranking the Best Free-Agency Signings in Brooklyn Nets History
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The Brooklyn Nets have never been big players in free agency.

Over the last couple of decades, the franchise has, instead, opted to acquire talent through trades. In 2001, the Nets traded for Jason Kidd. They dealt for Vince Carter in 2004 and they acquired Deron Williams in 2011.

This July was no different. The Nets made a big splash by acquiring veteran superstars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in a trade with the Boston Celtics.

Hours after the trade was made official, they proceeded to sign free-agent point guard Shaun Livingston along with small forward Andrei Kirilenko.

The signings of Livingston and Kirilenko didn’t dominate the headlines, but both players will have a crucial role on a star-studded team primed for a postseason run.

Let’s take a look back at some other free agents who’ve had success with the Nets in the past.

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