The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly come to deal with both of their big men, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. While the deal is not official, a source told ESPN “consider them done deals.”
The Nets and Lopez reportedly agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal. This is a good deal for both parties, the Nets locked up their franchise big man for the next three years, which isn’t that long of a commitment and $20 million isn’t overpaying Lopez. Lopez will be 30-years-old when the deal expires.
Young reportedly received a four-year, $50 million deal. At $12.5 million annually, again the Nets did not overpay Young. At the end of the deal, Young will be 31-years-old.
Both deals will reportedly include player options. The deals cannot become official until July 9.
Lopez and Young worked well together post-trade deadline last season, and it is good to see that the Nets have accomplished their number one priority in free agency in re-signing the two big men. Expect the Nets now to turn to trading Joe Johnson and/or Deron Williams, and attempting to get younger and more athletic.