As the 2013 NBA Free Agency period gets going, the Brooklyn Nets are already looking to add to their loaded roster. After making a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics and acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the Nets are aiming to put themselves in position to win a championship now.
One of the main targets for the Nets, who don’t have much to offer financially at this point, is former Atlanta Hawks swingman Kyle Korver. In order for Brooklyn to sign the league’s leading three point shooter from last season, they are going to have to convince him to take a pay cut.
ESPN’s Marc Stein has reported that Korver will indeed be fine in taking a pay cut. Not only that, but Stein says an NBA general manager believes this is a ‘done deal.’
One of the biggest reasons Stein believes this is happening could be due to Korver sharing an agent — Jeff Schwartz — with Jason Kidd, Deron Williams and Paul Pierce.
If that is the case, Korver will bring something they desperately needed even after their trade with the Celtics — shooting.
Brooklyn has the presence down low. They have the point guard and veteran wing players who still bring big play ability to the team. But, the one thing, offensively at least, that they didn’t have was a shooter.
Korver shot 46 percent from long distance last season with the Hawks, by far the best in the NBA. When the Nets need instant points, they will love having this guy off the bench being able to come in and knock down shots on demand.