Brooklyn Nets Roster
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Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges is seen as a building block for the team, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post. There have been rumors of the Nets possibly moving Bridges just months after picking him up from Phoenix, but it looks like that won't be happening, and it's going to be very interesting to see how well the 26-year-old performs during a full year in Brooklyn. Bridges averaged 26.1 points in 27 games with the Nets this season, adding 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals.
Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges opened a lot of eyes when he was traded from Phoenix and immediately made his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Rumors have been swirling about Portland trying to offer the third-overall pick in this year's NBA Draft and Anfernee Simons for Bridges, but according to Alex Schiffer of The Athletic, the Nets don't seem interested in making a deal. They're going to need more assets in return as Bridges is now the best player on their team and the front office could head in many directions with him at the helm of the roster.
Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Ben Simmons (back) is progressing from a back injury which cost him the post-All-Star break portion of the regular season. Those surrounding the 26-year-old during his rehab cite that Simmons is demonstrating an improvement in "focus" and is "engaged with everything". 'Engaged' is about the opposite of how the three-time All-Star looked on the court throughout the course of the 2022-2023 campaign while averaging career-low figures mostly across the board. Simmons' status on the new-look Nets remains fairly unclear at this interval of time. Rumors are likely to swirl all summer long regarding a possible trade out of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Ben Simmons (back) expressed his desire to play for the Australian National Team in the FIBA World Cup. The former 76er hasn't played since February 15, with his year ending prematurely because of a back issue. While he was already expected to be healthy for training camp, his aspiration to participate in international play potentially means he's progressing with his rehab efforts. Simmons is coming off a rough 2022-23 campaign, averaging career-lows in points (6.9), rebounds (6.3), assists (6.1), and steals (1.3). Without question, the 26-year-old offered fantasy managers plenty of versatility in the past. However, his fantasy stock can't get much lower heading into next season, although he undoubtedly has a massive upside if he returns to form.
Brooklyn Nets forward Dorian Finney-Smith (finger) underwent successful surgery to correct a contracture of the right pinkie finger. Luckily, the 29-year-old underwent surgery less than a week after the Nets season ended. That being said, Finney-Smith should have plenty of time to recover before training camp. The organization mentioned that Finney-Smith should be cleared for offseason workouts in six weeks. He averaged 8.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 66 games between the Dallas Mavericks and Nets. He'll likely be a late-round option in standard leagues heading into next season.