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5 Free Agents the Brooklyn Nets Should Target

5 Free Agents the Brooklyn Nets Should Target

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Unlike recent years, the Brooklyn Nets are not in a position to spend extravagantly on free agents. Thus, the front office needs to be careful with the players the Nets decide to target. Entering the final season of owner Mikhail Prokhorov's five-year championship guarantee, Brooklyn should consider the following five players who could play key roles in the upcoming season.

5. Steve Blake

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5. Steve Blake

Steve Blake
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Point guard Steve Blake, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors last year, could fill Brooklyn's hole at the back-up point guard position. Currently, Jorge Gutierrez is slated to play behind Deron Williams, so Brooklyn should definitely look to upgrade their point guard situation. Blake is a veteran leader who can run Brooklyn's slow-paced offense with his stellar passing skills and long-range shooting capabilities.

4. Mike Scott

Mike Scott
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4. Mike Scott

Mike Scott
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Mike Scott was a very solid role player with the Atlanta Hawks last season. He averaged 9.6 points per game and 3.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes. The Nets are looking to get younger, and at 25 years old Scott could potentially make an impact right away and continue to grow as a player.

3. Anthony Morrow

Anthony Morrow
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3. Anthony Morrow

Anthony Morrow
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Anthony Morrow played for the Nets from 2010 to 2012, and the Nets should think about bringing him back. His primary contribution to teams is his lethal three point shooting which could be deadly off the bench for Brooklyn. With other scoring options, Morrow would not have to be a big-time scorer and could just focus on three-point shooting off the bench. If Alan Anderson leaves as a free agent, Morrow would be an excellent replacement.

2. Ed Davis

Ed Davis
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2. Ed Davis

Ed Davis
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Ed Davis is a perfect fit in Brooklyn. While he has not lived up to his potential as a lottery pick in 2010, Davis is a great rebounder and defender. Brooklyn has a hole at power forward, and the team desperately needs rebounding help. He also has connections to Brooklyn because Lionel Hollins coached him in Memphis for half a season in 2012. Considering his upside, given the minutes Davis could develop into a big-time player.

1. Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich
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1. Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich
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After losing Shaun Livingston to the Golden State Warriors, the Nets need to find a guard to play a similar role Livingston did last season. Hinrich is a proven point guard who can complement Williams in the backcourt by playing on and off the ball on offense. Hinrich is also a smart and pesky defender like Livingston was. Even at 33 years old, Hinrich still has a superb jump-shot and would fit in nicely with Brooklyn.

Jordan Berkowitz is a Brooklyn Nets writer for RantSports.com

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