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The NBA draft is over and before the free-agency bonanza kicks off this weekend, lets get you up to speed on where the Nets currently stand.

Options, options, options:

The Nets have several players on their roster with team options for next season.  The team declined the option on guard K.J. McDaniels, making him an unrestricted free agent.  Brooklyn would’ve owed him $3.5 million this season had they picked it up.  The Nets like McDaniels, but not at that price.

It was reported by multiple sources on Thursday that the Nets will pick up team options on guards Sean Kilpatrick and Joe Harris for the 2017-18 season.  Both players are expected to be a part of the rotation for Kenny Atkinson and will earn $1.5 million each.

They were two of the Nets’ best shooters last season and will help fill their depth on the wings for the upcoming season.

The Nets still have to make a decision on guards Archie Goodwin and Spencer Dinwiddie, as well as forward Quincy Acy.  They are expected to retain all three, but have until the middle of July to completely decide.

Summer League roster is mostly set:

The Nets will fly to Las Vegas next week to beginning practicing together in preparation for the 2017 summer league.  Rookie first-round draft pick Jarrett Allen will not participate due to a strained right hip flexor.  The 19-year-old suffered the injury during draft workouts, but the injury is not considered to be serious.  The Nets are just being cautious.

Even though the Nets haven’t formally unveiled their roster, it is pretty much a given that Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Isaiah Whitehead, Goodwin and Dinwiddie will all play.  Dinwiddie has a clause in his current deal with Brooklyn that mandates him to participate in summer league.

So, what does the roster look like right now?

After retaining both Harris and Kilpatrick, the Nets have 11 players under contract for the upcoming season, all with fully guaranteed deals.  If they retain Goodwin, Dinwiddie and Acy, that leaves them with just one open roster spot for the start of free-agency.

Here are the players currently under contract with the Nets:

Guards: Jeremy Lin, D’Angelo Russell, Isaiah Whitehead, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, Sean Kilpatrick

Forwards/Centers: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Trevor Booker, Andrew Nicholson, Justin Hamilton, Jarrett Allen, Timofey Mozgov

Keep in mind that just because the roster is nearly full doesn’t mean the Nets won’t be active this summer.  Many of these players are on team-friendly contracts and could be used in trades if Brooklyn decides to go that route.

They can also carry up to 20 players into training camp, so they could sign additional free agents and trim their roster down in the fall.

One thing is for sure, Sean Marks has given the Nets flexibility and options to acquire game-changing talent for the first time in a long while.

The start of free-agency is right around the corner.  Stay tuned!

 

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Jason Goldstein is a co host of the Baseline Jumper NBA podcast, recording every Tuesday night along Ben McDonald. Jason has also spent time as the Basketball Editor at DoubleGSports.com while also handling the Brooklyn Nets Lead Writer duties since October 2015.
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