One of the most storied franchises in basketball history, the Brooklyn Nets organization has been around since 1967. The team has played both in the ABA and NBA and been home to some of the best basketball players to have ever laced them up.

For this piece, we take a look at the five best Nets players in franchise history.

5. Brook Lopez

The Nets drafted Brook Lopez with the 10th overall pick in the 2008 draft out of Stanford. The big man appeared in 562 games with the franchise and averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.

Lopez is the Nets' all-time leader in field goals, blocks, points and offensive win-shares.

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4. Vince Carter

In 374 games with the Nets, Vince Carter put up 23.6 points, 5.8 boards and 4.7 assists. Vinsanity made three All-Star teams during his run with the team as well.

Carter scored 8,834 points with the franchise, which is good for third place in organizational history.

3. Jason Kidd

One of the greatest point guards in basketball history, Jason Kidd averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 1.9 steals in 506 games with the Nets. The franchise retired his No. 5 jersey and it's worth noting that he went on to coach the team from 2013 to 2014.

Kidd was named a Hall of Famer in 2018. He's first in Nets history in 3-pointers, assists, steals, assists per game and VORP (Value Over Replacement Player).

Kidd is also fifth in points, having scored 7,373 with New Jersey.

2. Buck Williams

In eight seasons with the Nets, Buck Williams put up 16.4 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 635 games. He won the 1982 Rookie of the Year Award and made three All-Star teams as a member of the team.

Williams is first in franchise history in games played, minutes played, free-throws, total rebounds, rebounds per game and win-shares. He's also second in scoring, racking up 10,440 points with the Nets.

1. Julius Erving

Julius Erving averaged 28.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists with the Nets while the organization was still in the ABA. Dr. J won two ABA championships and three MVP trophies.

Erving, a Hall of Famer, is first in franchise history in player efficiency rating. He's also sixth in field goals and seventh in points.