The Brooklyn Nets have a lot of questions going into this upcoming offseason. Questions range from what to do with point guard Deron Williams to locking up the back court. The Nets are making strives to lock up that back court and according to the New York Daily News, the team plans to offer forward Gerald Wallace a multi-year deal in free agency.
Nets GM Billy King told the New York Daily News:
“Obviously he’s a big part of it and his reality being 30 years old, this is probably going to be one his last chances to get a big contract before he gets beyond that,” King said today. “So our goal is try to get him where he’s comfortable with the numbers, we’re comfortable with the numbers, and we keep him in the fold.”
Wallace has until June 15 to make up his mind on his $9.5 million player option. At this point the Nets can sign Wallace to an extension up to two years on top of his one year player option at any time. Wallace could get a possible deal for three years worth, $80 million.
The Nets have a lot riding on Wallace. For 16 games for the Nets this season, Wallace averaged 15.2 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game.
If the Nets do decide to let him walk, it will be at a cost of a first round draft pick which the Nets gave up for Wallace. In those final 16 games, the Nets were 6-10.