(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — They are no longer in New Jersey, but the Brooklyn Nets are still hoping to bring along some of their players that played in New Jersey. In fact, the new Nets are trying to sign small forward Gerald Wallace to a multi-year contract extension.
Nets general manager Billy King expects Wallace to decline his opt-in clause in his contract and become a free agent.
“I told him that in his [exit] meeting as well that he deserves a multi-year deal,” King said at the Nets practice facility. “The reality is, being 30 years old, this is probably one of his last chances to get a nice contract. Our goal is to try to get him to the point where he’s comfortable with the numbers, we’re comfortable with the numbers and we keep him in the fold.”
Wallace has a $9.5 million player option. The player has until June 13 to send the Nets a letter saying he’s going to opt-in.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN