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I don’t think Crabbe or Carroll are horrible contracts. Crabbe still has upside and Carroll was pretty good two years ago. Given that the Nets aren’t going to be competitive for a few years and have no draft picks to tank for, overpaying for some solid players and winning more than 20 games doesn’t sound terrible. And, at next year’s deadline those players could be valuable if they do well in Brooklyn. A number of competitive teams wouldn’t mind paying those prices for 1.25 years if it gave them a bump in the playoffs.

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