Brooklyn Nets are expected to be more active in pursuing players in the buyout market. Brooklyn head coach Steve Nash explained the team wanted to remain flexible and see how it can be improved.
(via Bleacher Report):
“The buyout market, that’s one of the reasons we want to remain flexible in my eyes is to see how we can improve our team,” Nash told reporters Thursday. “Maybe there’s some teams that are set, but I think for us, especially the way the roster changed after the big trade, we need to remain flexible.”
Several big names could be bought out next month with the Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin being among the potential candidates.
Griffin averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 20 games with the Pistons this season. DeMarcus Cousin is also a free agent, and he will clear waivers on Thursday.
The four-time All-Star center averaged 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 games in Houston. The Nets are expected to have several options in the market, especially after the 25th March trade deadline.
The Nets are second in the East behind the Philadelphia 76ers with a 21-12 record. They are on a seven-game winning streak playing vs. Orlando on Thursday.