2015 NBA Free Agency: Brooklyn Nets Want to Retain the Services of Thaddeus Young


With the salary cap going up in 2016-17, this offseason and the following offseason seem to be the best times for opting out of your current deal if you are a NBA player with that option.

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Thaddeus Young chose to exercise that option this offseason in hopes of getting a new deal with better pay , and maybe even a new team with championship aspiration.

But that may be easier said than done if Brooklyn makes Young an offer he can’t refuse.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Nets general manager Billy King is going to make a serious effort to keep Young in Brooklyn.

Young appears to be on course to demand a four-year $48 million contract in the free agent market which is a number that Brooklyn is ready to comply with.

That number would give Young about $2 million extra per year on his deal. He opted out of making $10.2 million for the 2015-16 season.

The only thing that would stop Brooklyn from achieving their goal is if Young feel that a scenery change is in order.

The Brooklyn Nets do have some things in their favor that would be appealing enough for the Young to stay.

It is the New York market which usually bring extra benefits in itself. Also the Nets made the playoffs last season and did give the Atlanta Hawks a run for their money before losing to them in six games.

Teams cannot begin discussions with free agents until July 1st.