Brooklyn Nets Rumors: 2 Players Not Expected Back Next Season

The Brooklyn Nets had a tumultuous season, to say the least. The trading of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving completely changed the complexion of the team going forward. 

But how will they handle this offseason? No players demanding trades or massive, risky long-term deals. 

One thing is for certain, there will be some roster turnover. With that in mind, let's have a look at two players not expected back in 2023-24.

Seth Curry

The lesser-known Curry brother is a free agent this summer, finishing up his 4-year, $32M contract. Going into his age-33 season, he's coming off his lowest production in five years. Curry averaged just 9.2 points, down from 15 ppg last season, and shot 40.5% from three-point range. 

Certainly, the latter number is one that most players in the league would kill for, but coming off six straight years of shooting closer to 44% from long range, it's a slight step down. 

Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype reports that it doesn't appear that Curry fits into the Nets' long-term plans. 

Royce O'Neale

According to NBA Insider Marc Stein, several NBA executives expect the Nets to be busy on the trade front this summer. And he mentions O'Neale as one of the surplus wing players they could look to move on from. 

The fact that Mikal Bridges has established himself as a star with the team, and their intention to match any offer sheet received for restricted free agent Cam Johnson, are two of the factors that make O'Neale expendable. 

His salary for next season is only partially guaranteed for $2.5M. But it's fully guaranteed if not waived by July 6th. They could also look to move him in a trade. 

O'Neale averaged 8.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 31 minutes per game. But at 6'4", he might not fit GM Sean Marks & coach Jacque Vaughn's stated goal this past week of "adding some size... add a little nastiness,” said Marks.

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