The Knicks-Nets rivalry is back on. Tipoff of their next matchup is at 6 PM on June 30 - the start of NBA free agency.
Brooklyn's trade with the Hawks on Thursday puts them in position to battle with New York for top free agents this summer.
The Nets dealt Allen Crabbe, the No. 17 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and a lottery-protected first round pick in 2020 for SF Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round pick, SNY sources confirmed.
The deal, which was first reported by ESPN, leaves the Nets with enough cap space to sign one max free agent -- and a clear path to create enough money to sign a second max star. The Nets will have $46 million in cap space and can create enough space to sign two max free agents if they rescind their rights to point guard D'Angelo Russell and make a few other minor moves.