Brooklyn Nets currently stay at a 30-34 record, which has them ranked 7th in the relatively weaker Eastern Conference. With both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving being out for the remainder of the season, no one really expected much for the remainder of the season from Brooklyn. But entering next year with what we hope would be a healthy Durant and Kyrie, you’ve got to believe there is going to be a championship mindset in the locker room.
For a long time now people have been speculating if the Nets would search for a third star to pair with the superstar duo in Brooklyn already. Even Kyrie Irving himself came out after a loss to the 76ers and stated, “I feel like we have great pieces, but it’s pretty glaring we need one more piece or two more pieces”… “we’ll want about all the other stuff, in terms of moving pieces and everything else, as an organization down the line in the summer”. Kyrie seems to be suggesting that he doesn’t believe there’s enough to win a championship with this already assembled team, and I agree. So it’s clear that the Nets front office may not be done making transactions.
Bradley Beal has been a name in numerous trade rumors, which the Nets have been linked to before. Recent reports suggest Utah might be looking into splitting ways with either Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell, due to a rift in their relationship. Nets don’t have the draft compensation they once did, but they do have a lot of pieces that some teams may find valuable and possibly can work a multi-team trade.
Players I personally believe can be moved around are Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and even Jarrett Allen. These players certainly do bring tons of value to Brooklyn now, but in a package consisting of some or even all these three; Brooklyn can bring in a third star to pair with the already power duo the Nets have. There will be other stars who will enter the trade market in the future, so the Nets should be prepared to have a package ready in hand. As recent history has shown, championship teams usually consist of a somewhat big 3.