The Nets are going to be "aggressive" this summer, as Sean Marks stated. If they can't land one of the top prizes like Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, it appears they'll have a good shot at someone in the next tier.
According to the New York Post, Brooklyn has a "very real chance" to sign Jimmy Butler away from the 76ers.
The report says it's believed Butler likes the culture that is being built in Brooklyn.
That culture, and the fact that the Nets took a big step in their rebuild by making the playoffs this season, makes them a factor this summer. SNY contributor Anthony Puccio previously reported that marquee free agents will consider Brooklyn this summer.
They do have a couple of things they need to take care of, however. Brooklyn will need to find a way to trade Allen Crabbe, who unsurprisingly exercised his $18.5 million player option for next season.
The Nets also need to see if they can work out a deal with restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell, and whether that deal will affect the rest of their plans.