Can We Get…?

George Hill, Utah Jazz, PG/SG, 30 years old
FA Type: UFA 2017 Max: $30.6 million System Fit: Good
Nets’ Cap Space: $27-33 million Can Nets Max? Yes. Likelihood: 1/10

It’s unclear how much interest the Nets have in Hill, beyond an offhand mention on a podcast by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Nets can offer a maximum contract with little difficulty, and Hill was reported in February to want a deal exceeding a max-extension offer from Utah (3-years, $75 million).

Still, Utah is expected to offer Hill big money this summer, and maxing out a 31-year old player doesn’t fit the message of patience Sean Marks has been preaching. Hill is possible, but very much unlikely.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit Pistons, SG, 24 years old
FA Type: RFA 2017 Max: $25.5 million System Fit: Middling
Nets’ Cap Space: $27-33 million Can Nets Max? Yes. Likelihood: 2/10

Everyone around the NBA expects the Nets to send Caldwell-Pope an offer sheet for a maximum contract on July 1st. The Pistons are a mess, and could have to find a way under the luxury tax threshold should they resign Caldwell-Pope, but there’s a reason we haven’t seen a player of KCP’s caliber leave via restricted free agency in a long time. Odds are Detroit matches any offer and figures everything else out after.

Otto Porter Jr., Washington Wizards, F, 23 years old
FA Type: RFA 2017 Max: $25.5 million System Fit: Good
Nets’ Cap Space: $27-33 million Can Nets Max? Yes. Likelihood: 0/10

There’s no reason for the Nets to not send Porter an offer sheet for a maximum contract on July 1. There’s also almost no chance the Wizards wouldn’t match such an offer if they don’t already have Porter locked up. He’s too good and too important to what they do to let him walk for nothing. He’s staying.

Miloš Teodosić, CSKA Moscow, PG, 30 years old
FA Type: UFA 2017 Max: N/A System Fit: Good
Nets’ Cap Space: $27-33 million Can Nets Max? N/A Likelihood: 5/10

We already know Sean Marks has scouted Teodosić, and we already know the Serbian has interest in joining the NBA. The Nets have the financial flexibility to offer him a reasonable contract and space in the backcourt to offer him starter’s minutes next to Lin. This is worth watching.