Nets’ Cam Johnson a potential free-agent target of the Houston Rockets

Brooklyn Nets forward Cam Johnson is a potential free-agent target of the Houston Rockets this offseason, according to Daniel Benjamin of Last Word On Sports. This article addresses the Rockets’ offseason and who they could go after given that they have the most cap space in the NBA going into the summer.

Johnson, 27, is an restricted free-agent this summer as the Nets enter an important offseason for their franchise as they decide how they want to build the team. One of the most important matters is addressing Johnson’s free-agency and whether they want to bring Johnson back to Brooklyn since he is expected to command a contract of $20 million AAV per multiple reports.

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Moving forward, if the Nets want to get back into the championship picture, re-signing Johnson would be imperative given his importance to the team as currently constructed. Given the noise surrounding Brooklyn possibly going Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard, it’s possible that the Nets could sign Johnson so that they have the ability to get something for him if the roster drastically changes. Here’s what Benjamin said on why Johnson is one of Houston’s free-agent targets:

“Cam Johnson, an RFA, is a 3-and-D wing who the Brooklyn Nets really want to keep. However, the Rockets are among several teams expected to throw money at. If they want to avoid being a punitive luxury taxpayer, Brooklyn is somewhat limited in what they can offer Johnson.

Johnson is a fantastic shooter who can put up points in bunches. The 27-year-old forward is lengthy and a willing defender.”


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