However, they aren’t just sitting on their hands and not thinking of the future.
They’re making some offseason moves to make the team better, with or without Durant and Irving.
Sumner is fully recovered from a torn left Achilles that cost him the entire 2021-2022 season. He had been coming off his best NBA season with the Pacers prior to the injury, and now he'll join the Nets' backcourt rotation. https://t.co/5HfzZmkDZN
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2022
Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Nets signed free agent Edmond Sumner from the Indiana Pacers.
There is good and bad that comes with Sumner joining the team, leaving Brooklyn fans hopeful with what he can provide.
Sumner Suits Up
As Wojnarowski points out, Sumner has just recovered from a torn left Achilles that left him sidelined for the entire 2021-22 season.
Before that, he had his best NBA season with the Pacers, putting up 7.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.2 minutes played per game.
Where will he fit in with the Nets?
Sumner is a 6-foot-4 guard who will fit quite well with the Nets’ backcourt, no matter how it looks.
There is a good chance that Sumner will be given more to do in Brooklyn, especially because the team will be without Irving.
But it’s not expected that Sumner will be a starting guard, at least not yet.
If the team goes into a serious rebuilding phase, perhaps Sumner will be able to prove his worth and become an essential part of that.
However, it’s just really unclear what the future of Sumner – and the Nets – looks like.
Until the Durant/Irving situation is solved, everything is very fluid.
If the eventual trades bring back an All-Star point guard, Sumner will probably remain a bench player.
But if things don’t work out that way, Sumner may get more time to shine.