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Nets’ Ed Davis admits his top priority in free agency is getting the most money he can

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Brooklyn Nets big man Ed Davis admits his top priority in free agency is getting the most money he can.

Davis made $4,449,000 this past season with the Nets. The 30-year-old becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer:

“First is the money,” Davis told Michael Scotto of The Athletic. “Then, two is fit. Then, if it’s a playoff team or a non-playoff team or an old team or young team. Whatever fits best for you. The last thing I guess is the city, but for sure a guy like me is definitely the money for sure.

“A lot of guys won’t say it, but trust me, 99.9 percent of the guys it’s about money just like for your job. You’re going where the money is at. People look at us athletes and think that we’re not supposed to take what’s best for us. It’s definitely about the money.”

The Nets have cap space this offseason to sign two max contract players. Brooklyn is widely expected to land All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, while there have been rumors the Nets could also sign either Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler or Tobias Harris.

Davis played in 81 games in 2018-19. He averaged 5.8 points and 8.6 rebounds while shooting 61.6 percent from the field and 61.7 percent from the free-throw line. The Nets made the postseason for the first time since 2015. They lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in five games in the first round, but the future in Brooklyn is really bright.

We’ll see if the Nets have interest in bringing Davis back.