While the Brooklyn Nets built one of the strongest teams in the NBA last season, the division-rival Raptors struggled outside of Toronto after being forced to play in Tampa due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ancillary players such as Aron Baynes and DeAndre' Bembry were insufficient to overcome a slew of ailments.
Bembry was let go for the sake of cap room in an offseason that already saw Toronto say goodbye to Kyle Lowry. This came as a bit of a surprise, considering he appeared to have found a home with the Raptors last year. Bembry has agreed to terms with the Nets on a one-year contract. He won't put up big statistics, but he might accomplish enough little things to secure a spot in Brooklyn's rotation in the spring.