Brooklyn Nets Should Focus on Bigs in NBA Draft, not Free Agency

To their credit, the Nets are more likely to see success by pairing Lopez in lineups that have another player who can clean up the glass in place for him. Trevor Booker and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (who replaced Booker as the starting power forward in the second half of the season) actually led Brooklyn in rebounding this past season, with eight and 5.8 per game, respectively. It wouldn’t hurt for the Nets to move further in this direction of having a dominant rebounder at the 4, but they’ll need the right pieces in place for this to work effectively.

Free Agency

It’s absurd to think Lopez will suddenly turn into the rebounding threat the Nets need, though it would be helpful for the Nets to acquire a backup this offseason who could get the job done on that end. Still, when looking at potential free agent targets, the options for talented rebounding centers are as barren as they can get. Brooklyn has been tied to some 5’s on the market this summer, but none exactly jump out at you as guys who could make up for the Nets’ rebounding flaws.