Nets lose out on Blazers' Allen Crabbe, Heat's Tyler Johnson in free agency

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Rebuilding Brooklyn's offseason hasn't been what GM Sean Marks envisioned after a 21-61 season as the Nets scramble to fill a thin roster.

Nets lose out on Blazers' Allen Crabbe, Heat's Tyler Johnson in free agency

Rebuilding Brooklyn's offseason hasn't been what GM Sean Marks envisioned after a 21-61 season as the Nets scramble to fill a thin roster.

The Nets' rebuilding job is going the way most of Brooklyn's 2015-16 season went: with losses.

The Blazers matched Brooklyn's four-year, $75 million offer sheet to Allen Crabbe, and the Heat matched Brooklyn's four-year, $50 million offer to Tyler Johnson. The Blazers, Heat and both 24-year-old guards confirmed the deals Sunday via social media.

The Nets' plan B? GM Sean Marks signed veteran backup point guard Greivis Vasquez, 29, to a one-year deal.

"Great opportunity for me to show that I'm healthy and I can help a team win," Vasquez told ESPN.com.

Not exactly the offeason Marks & Co. were envisioning coming off a 21-61 season. They'd hoped to add Crabbe as a shooting guard and Johnson as a sixth man/backup point guard. Now, besides the Vasquez signing, the Nets — who don't control their No. 1 pick until 2019 — have added only Trevor Booker, Justin Hamilton and Jeremy Lin.

They're now scrambling to fill out a roster that is notably lacking in dynamic young talent.

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