King retained Brook Lopez and Thad Young on multi-year deals, traded Mason Plumlee, bought out Deron Williams, and had Mirza Teletovic and Alan Anderson leave via free agency.
Half of the respondents gave King a B for his work in free agency and the draft. Only 12 percent of Nets fans gave King a below average grade (D or an F).
I think that's a fair representation of the moves King was able to pull off. I'd say it falls somewhere in the solid B+ range. Getting under the luxury tax was really the best thing King could have done. The fact that he was able to commit to his best players on the roster, and turn the culture of the team over with the Deron Williams buyout was really the icing on the cake. I do think that the guard play will be suspect, but that's a need King can address when he sees how the current roster comes together. It's hard, because Billy is punching himself out of a corner, but I think he made the best out of a bad situation.