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5 Post-Draft Moves The Brooklyn Nets Should Make

5 Post-Draft Moves The Brooklyn Nets Should Make

Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams and Paul Pierce
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With the NBA Draft complete, the Brooklyn Nets have several important decisions to make this summer. Though three second-round selections were made in Markel Brown, Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, the Nets still have holes to fill on their roster. Here are 5 moves the Nets should make during the offseason.

5. Sign Bojan Bogdanovic

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5. Sign Bojan Bogdanovic

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The Nets acquired Bojan Bogdanovic during the 2011 NBA draft after he was the 31st overall pick. Since then he has been playing overseas in Europe. However, all signs now point to him finally signing with Brooklyn for the mini mid-level exception. Hopefully Bogdanovic has developed his game since 2011 and will be a solid bench player this season. He was a star in Europe and could be a replacement for Alan Anderson if he leaves for more money.

4. Sign or Trade for a Power Forward

Kevin Garnett Brooklyn Nets
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4. Sign or Trade for a Power Forward

Kevin Garnett Brooklyn Nets
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Although Kevin Garnett is returning for what will most likely be his final season, the Nets need another power forward to split time with him. Garnett can play in big moments down the stretch in games, but at 38 years old Brooklyn cannot expect more than around 20 minutes per game if they want to preserve him for the playoffs. Thus, the Nets must either sign or trade for a power forward who is capable of playing substantial minutes.

3. Fill the Coaching Staff

Lionel Hollins
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3. Fill the Coaching Staff

Lionel Hollins
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Now that Lionel Hollins is the new head coach, Brooklyn needs to hire a few assistant coaches if Jason Kidd takes some of Brooklyn's with him to Milwaukee. The decisions will be primarily influenced by Hollins as he will pick who he wants as his assistants. One of the names to look out for is Paul Westphal, who most recently coached the Sacramento Kings and also has past ties to Hollins.

2. Trade Marcus Thornton for Jarrett Jack

Jarrett Jack and Deron Williams
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2. Trade Marcus Thornton for Jarrett Jack

Jarrett Jack and Deron Williams
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Marcus Thornton was very inconsistent as a shooter for Brooklyn last season. If Thornton is not hitting his shots, there are not many positive things he can do on the court. Trading him for Jarrett Jack is a win for both teams as it clears up cap space for Cleveland and gives Brooklyn a top-tier backup point guard they need with Shaun Livingston now gone. Two seasons ago Jack averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists per game with Golden State.

1. Re-sign Paul Pierce

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1. Re-sign Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce Brooklyn Nets
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Paul Pierce is no longer an All-Star, but Brooklyn cannot afford to lose him. The Nets won 49 games two years ago with a core of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez. With an experienced coach, they can return to that level of success because Pierce is definitely an upgrade over Gerald Wallace. Andrei Kirilenko is great on defense, but Pierce's ability to score consistently and perform well in the clutch makes him Brooklyn's top priority.

Jordan Berkowitz is a Brooklyn Nets writer for RantSports.com