NBA Free Agency: What the Nets Should Do If They Don't Get the Top of the Class

Jake WinieckiCorrespondent IIIJuly 6, 2010

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As it appears now, unless the Nets can get LeBron and have him bring along someone else, the Nets aren't going to sign a "top notch" free agent.  That's okay though. 

Right now the Nets starting line up would consist of Brook Lopez, Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, Courtney Lee, and someone else who won't be the starter come this fall.

With Lopez and the very talented Favors down low, the Nets have a good young front court to work with.  Also, Devin Harris is a pretty good PG when healthy.

The swing positions are the concerns.  At SF there is really no one on the Market except for LeBron James.  However, there have been some rumors about a trade for Danny Granger.

Granger is one of the leagues top scorers and would fit in very well at SF for the Nets.  If they can make this happen then they will have the start of something pretty good.

The best SG's on the market are Ray Allen, Mike Miller, and Josh Childress.  If they can get one of these guys to pair with Courtney Lee, now you are looking at a possible playoff that can still add and move some pieces to really make a serious run at a title.

With all of this being said, the Nets could still end up with some better pieces than this like David Lee or Carlos Boozer...maybe LeBron?

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The bottom line is that however this summer turns out, the Nets should end up improved and ready for a run at the playoffs.

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