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HEAD COACH: Steve Nash
VENUE: Barclays Center - 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
CAPACITY: 17,732
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#2
Blake Griffin
PF32$29,764,1266' 9"250 lbsOKLAHOMA
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Cameron Thomas
19$2,036,2806' 4"210 lbsLSU
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Day'Ron Sharpe
19$2,009,0406' 11"265 lbsUNC
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#95
DeAndre' Bembry
SF27$1,939,3506' 5"210 lbsSAINT JOSEPH'S
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#12
Devontae Cacok
PF24$1,669,1786' 7"240 lbsUNC WILMINGTON
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#13
James Harden
SG32$43,848,0006' 5"220 lbsARIZONA STATE
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#16
James Johnson
PF34$2,641,6916' 7"240 lbsWAKE FOREST
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#4
Jevon Carter
PG26$3,833,3336' 1"200 lbsWEST VIRGINIA
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#12
Joe Harris
SF30$17,357,1436' 6"220 lbsVIRGINIA
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Kessler Edwards
21N/A6' 8"215 lbsPEPPERDINE
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#7
Kevin Durant
PF32$40,918,9006' 10"240 lbsTEXAS
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#11
Kyrie Irving
PG29$34,916,2006' 2"195 lbsDUKE
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#21
LaMarcus Aldridge
C36$2,641,6916' 11"250 lbsTEXAS
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Marcus Zegarowski
23N/A6' 2"180 lbsCREIGHTON
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#33
Nicolas Claxton
C22$1,782,6216' 11"215 lbsGEORGIA
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#8
Patty Mills
PG33$5,890,0006' 1"180 lbsSAINT MARY'S
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#4
Paul Millsap
PF36$2,641,6916' 7"257 lbsLOUISIANA TECH
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RaiQuan Gray
22N/A6' 8"260 lbsFLORIDA STATE
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#45
Sekou Doumbouya
PF20$3,613,6806' 8"230 lbsN/A
TOTAL Nets SALARY: $197,502,924
Nets SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Nets Roster Status

This is the season we finally see the dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving take the floor for the Brooklyn Nets. All eyes will also be on rookie head coach Steve Nash, who himself will need to navigate a ton of pressure in such a high-profile role.

Brooklyn saw more than a few players leave the team in the offseason, including Wilson Chandler, Jamal Crawford, Garrett Temple, and Michael Beasley, who all left as free agents. The Nets brought in some reinforcements in Landry Shamet and Bruce Brown -- both of which were acquired via trade -- as well as veteran wing Jeff Green, who himself signed with Brooklyn as a free agent.

Unfortunately for the Nets, they suffered a horrible blow early in the season as they lost Spencer Dinwiddie to a season-ending ACL injury. Needless to say, this development is going to have a significant impact on coach Nash's rotation.

The trade for James Harden has made the Nets a popular Eastern Conference champion pick, and the superstar trio has plenty of time to develop chemistry before the postseason begins.

brooklyn nets Team Analysis

Who Did The Nets Recently Sign?

Brooklyn's most recent signing came in the form of veteran forward Iman Shumpert, who signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the Nets on January 30.

Shumpert, who played for the Nets last season before being waived in December 2019, joined Brooklyn following the James Harden blockbuster deal that had the team part ways with Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Rodions Kurucs, and Taurean Prince. The Nets needed to fill the void left by the departing quartet, and they opted to go with a 30-year-old Shumpert.

Shumpert, who was part of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers championship in 2016, averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 13 games for the Nets last season.

Who Are The Nets Targeting In Free Agency?

The 2020-21 season is the first time the Nets are able to see their two prized superstars play alongside each other, with Kevin Durant returning from a season-long stint on the sidelines to join All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. As it turns out, they also had plans to bring in a third superstar to Brooklyn, which came in the form of James Harden a few games into the new campaign.

As such, the Nets didn't have to do too much in the offseason in terms of adding new players via free agency. All they had to do was sign a few guys to round out the roster, and they did just that.

Veteran forward Jeff Green was their first offseason signing, with the 34-year-old putting pen to paper on a one-year deal worth $2.6 million. Green has since turned out to be a key player in the squad's rotation, and that contract is already looking like a bargain for the Nets.

Brooklyn also brought in 6-foot-3 combo guard Tyler Johnson via free agency on a one-year, $2.0 million contract. The addition of the 28-year-old adds some depth to the team's backcourt.

Other players linked to the Nets during free agency included Rajon Rondo, Serge Ibaka, and Danilo Gallinari.

Who Did The Nets Most Recently Trade For?

After it produced its fair share of drama, the James Harden saga finally ended with the Brooklyn Nets emerging as the winner of the sweepstakes for the former MVP. The Nets were identified as one of the favorites to land Harden as soon as he made his desire to leave the Houston Rockets known, and in the end, Brooklyn got their man.

The blockbuster deal involved a lot of moving parts, and it required no less than four teams for the deal to push through. Aside from the Nets and the Rockets, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers were also part of the deal.

For their part, the Nets had to give up quite a haul in order to acquire the services of Harden. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince made their way to the Cavs, while Caris LeVert now plies his trade with the Pacers. Moreover, Brooklyn also had to send Rodions Kurucs and three future first-round picks and four future first-round pick swaps to Houston as part of the deal.

Aside from Harden, the Nets also received a 2024 second-round pick from Cleveland. The other big name in the deal was Victor Oladipo, who made his way to Houston.

What Is The Best Nets Roster Of All-Time?

Ever since this team was established in 1967 as the New Jersey Americans, the Nets franchise has had no shortage of memorable rosters throughout its history. The Julius Irving-led New York Nets -- a squad that bagged the ABA title in 1974 and 1976 -- is one of the first teams that come to mind. The 2002/2003 team led by Jason Kidd went to the NBA Finals in back-to-back seasons, and they too were a truly historic side.

However, despite the fact that this current team has yet to prove anything on the basketball court, it's hard to argue against the notion that the 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets have to be the greatest roster in franchise history.

Having Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving -- two former NBA champions who have done so much to elevate the game of basketball in recent years -- was already enough to place this lineup in contention as one of the greatest ever for the organization. However, when they brought on James Harden, a strong MVP contender over the past several seasons, it took things to another level. It's not everyday that you get to see three potential future Hall of Famers -- all in their prime -- play alongside one another on the same team, which makes a strong case for this current team as the Nets GOAT lineup.

Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris, Jeff Green, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Landry Shamet, Iman Shumpert, and Bruce Brown round out what could go down in history as one of the greatest teams ever assembled.

What Is The Nets' Salary Cap?

The Nets' decision to bring James Harden and his $41.3 million salary in 2020-21 put Brooklyn further into the luxury tax. According to Sportac, the Nets currently have a total cap of $165.3 million, which is a whopping $56.2 million over the salary cap. Right now, it is only the Golden State Warriors ($172.2 million) that have a higher total active cap than the Nets.

Unsurprisingly, Brooklyn's Big 3 already accounts for close to 70 percent of the team's total salary. Harden ($41.3 million), Kevin Durant ($39.1 million), and Kyrie Irving ($33.5 million) already combined for $113.9 million in salaries between them.

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Who Did The Nets Recently Sign?

Brooklyn's most recent signing came in the form of veteran forward Iman Shumpert, who signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the Nets on January 30.

Shumpert, who played for the Nets last season before being waived in December 2019, joined Brooklyn following the James Harden blockbuster deal that had the team part ways with Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Rodions Kurucs, and Taurean Prince. The Nets needed to fill the void left by the departing quartet, and they opted to go with a 30-year-old Shumpert.

Shumpert, who was part of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers championship in 2016, averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 13 games for the Nets last season.

Who Are The Nets Targeting In Free Agency?

The 2020-21 season is the first time the Nets are able to see their two prized superstars play alongside each other, with Kevin Durant returning from a season-long stint on the sidelines to join All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. As it turns out, they also had plans to bring in a third superstar to Brooklyn, which came in the form of James Harden a few games into the new campaign.

As such, the Nets didn't have to do too much in the offseason in terms of adding new players via free agency. All they had to do was sign a few guys to round out the roster, and they did just that.

Veteran forward Jeff Green was their first offseason signing, with the 34-year-old putting pen to paper on a one-year deal worth $2.6 million. Green has since turned out to be a key player in the squad's rotation, and that contract is already looking like a bargain for the Nets.

Brooklyn also brought in 6-foot-3 combo guard Tyler Johnson via free agency on a one-year, $2.0 million contract. The addition of the 28-year-old adds some depth to the team's backcourt.

Other players linked to the Nets during free agency included Rajon Rondo, Serge Ibaka, and Danilo Gallinari.

Who Did The Nets Most Recently Trade For?

After it produced its fair share of drama, the James Harden saga finally ended with the Brooklyn Nets emerging as the winner of the sweepstakes for the former MVP. The Nets were identified as one of the favorites to land Harden as soon as he made his desire to leave the Houston Rockets known, and in the end, Brooklyn got their man.

The blockbuster deal involved a lot of moving parts, and it required no less than four teams for the deal to push through. Aside from the Nets and the Rockets, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers were also part of the deal.

For their part, the Nets had to give up quite a haul in order to acquire the services of Harden. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince made their way to the Cavs, while Caris LeVert now plies his trade with the Pacers. Moreover, Brooklyn also had to send Rodions Kurucs and three future first-round picks and four future first-round pick swaps to Houston as part of the deal.

Aside from Harden, the Nets also received a 2024 second-round pick from Cleveland. The other big name in the deal was Victor Oladipo, who made his way to Houston.

What Is The Best Nets Roster Of All-Time?

Ever since this team was established in 1967 as the New Jersey Americans, the Nets franchise has had no shortage of memorable rosters throughout its history. The Julius Irving-led New York Nets -- a squad that bagged the ABA title in 1974 and 1976 -- is one of the first teams that come to mind. The 2002/2003 team led by Jason Kidd went to the NBA Finals in back-to-back seasons, and they too were a truly historic side.

However, despite the fact that this current team has yet to prove anything on the basketball court, it's hard to argue against the notion that the 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets have to be the greatest roster in franchise history.

Having Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving -- two former NBA champions who have done so much to elevate the game of basketball in recent years -- was already enough to place this lineup in contention as one of the greatest ever for the organization. However, when they brought on James Harden, a strong MVP contender over the past several seasons, it took things to another level. It's not everyday that you get to see three potential future Hall of Famers -- all in their prime -- play alongside one another on the same team, which makes a strong case for this current team as the Nets GOAT lineup.

Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris, Jeff Green, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Landry Shamet, Iman Shumpert, and Bruce Brown round out what could go down in history as one of the greatest teams ever assembled.

What Is The Nets' Salary Cap?

The Nets' decision to bring James Harden and his $41.3 million salary in 2020-21 put Brooklyn further into the luxury tax. According to Sportac, the Nets currently have a total cap of $165.3 million, which is a whopping $56.2 million over the salary cap. Right now, it is only the Golden State Warriors ($172.2 million) that have a higher total active cap than the Nets.

Unsurprisingly, Brooklyn's Big 3 already accounts for close to 70 percent of the team's total salary. Harden ($41.3 million), Kevin Durant ($39.1 million), and Kyrie Irving ($33.5 million) already combined for $113.9 million in salaries between them.