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The Brooklyn Nets' bleak future (and the inevitable departures of Lopez and Lin?)

NetsDaily summarizes a Washington Post article, The Brooklyn Nets are stuck in a dismal present, staring at a dim future, which suggests that the team's rebuild will take at least four years, given the lack of top draft picks. Writes the Post's Tim Bontemps:
 That makes it hard for the Nets to truly begin a long-term rebuild until 2019, when they finally have control of their picks again (that is, unless they can convince multiple stars to come to play for them in 2018, when they currently are on pace to have less than $20 million in committed salaries on their books). Given the lack of incentive for stars to come play in Brooklyn, as well as the methodical approach being implemented by General Manager Sean Marks and Coach Kenny Atkinson, it seems unlikely any kind of quick fix will be attempted.
Bontemps thinks only rookie Caris LeVert will stick around, that center Brook Lopez may be traded (though it would be tough to get fair value), and that point guard Jeremy Lin could be traded for some younger players.

The unspoken point: you're rooting for the clothes.

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