Brooklyn Nets Must Surround Jeremy Lin With Talent, Spurs' Jonathon Simmons a Target?

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 05/16/17 08:42AM EDT

It is expected for the Brooklyn Nets to be industrious in finding help for their franchise star Jeremy Lin. There are several ways for them to add talents and free agency is one of them. A potential target could be Jonathon Simmons of the San Antonio Spurs. 

According to, Simmons is set to become a restricted free agent this summer. An interested team cannot just sign him, but what matters is he will be available on the market. 

A report by Nothin' But Nets explained why Brooklyn should pursue Simmons. First, he will fill the team's need for a player at small forward. It was mentioned that when the season ended for the Nets, general manager Sean Marks said they must add a guy at No. 3. The 27-year-old is capable of playing well at this position, even though he is registered as a shooting guard.  

The contributions Simmons may bring to Brooklyn are also reasons why the Nets must target him. He can score and that was proven this season when he exploded in some of San Antonio's games. The former NBA D-League standout also has an excellent defense which was on full display during the Spurs' second round series versus the Houston Rockets.

Simmons would definitely help Lin and Brook Lopez if the Nets succeed in acquiring him during the free agency period. In Brooklyn, since he will be a key player, he may thrive and be one of the team's stars. However, trying to nab him from the Spurs is a difficult task. 

Looking at Simmons' numbers, one may be unimpressed. But what he gives to San Antonio is a player from the bench who has the intangibles and is ready to hustle when his name is called. His stats do not define the important things he is doing on the floor that make him valuable for the Spurs. 

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