Not everyone is trying to get out of Brooklyn.
While the big names are blowing up the superteam experiment, the Nets re-signed two key role players in Patty Mills and Nic Claxton, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
After opting out of his $6.2 million player option for next season, Patty Mills has re-signed for two years, $14.5 million with the Nets. Mills, who averaged 11.4 points and 2.3 assists a game for the Nets last season, got more money and the security of another year with his signing.
Claxton, the athletic center who would have played a key defensive role on a contender in Brooklyn, agreed to return for two years, $20 million. He averaged 8.7 points and 5.9 rebounds a game last season, and his defensive versatility would have been critical for the Nets.
Both of these players could be traded this season — everything is on the table for the Nets at this point. However, at least both locked up some money and security before everything went sideways.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2022