The Brooklyn Nets are in the market for a big man.
Brian Lewis of the New York Post reported on Monday that the Nets are interested in acquiring the Cleveland Cavaliers big man. Jason Dumas of KRON4 News took it a step further. He reported that Brooklyn is in “active” discussions with the Cavs to acquire the seven-footer McGee as well as Kevin Love.
McGee is a more realistic target for Brooklyn — his $4.2MM expiring contract could be absorbed using the Nets’ newly-granted disabled player exception if the team doesn’t want to send out any players to match his salary. The Nets still have multiple open roster spots, so making room on the 15-man squad wouldn’t be an issue either.
McGee is averaging 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while logging 16.8 minutes a night off the bench. Love has been out with a calf injury since he aggravated it in a December 27 game.
Both would be a welcome addition to a small Nets roster that lacks size on the frontcourt. McGee also provides interior defense and energy that the Nets sorely lack, especially off the bench. While getting Love is a long shot, McGee is very possible and in play.