The SB Nation NBA family of blogs is back with another theme day, and this time we're talking trades. From team needs to team assets, to then being asked to speculate on specific moves. Who doesn't like to talk trades, especially one night after your team fails to close out a game against a team that was 4-10 on the road entering their matchup?
Here's what Net Income and I came up with, regarding your Brooklyn Nets.
Is your team a buyer, seller or both?
Well, obviously when you're 13-11 and a "win now" team, you have to be a buyer in this market. This team isn't perfect, so there are certainly ways to improve it. And, no, NetsDaily readers, I'm not talking specifically about getting rid of Avery Johnson. I'm talking about the product on the court, which as currently constructed is in need of something, a move, big or small, to shake things up. So, yeah, this team is definitely a buyer.
If buyer, what are the needs?
Let's start with a power forward, more specifically, an athletic '4' who can shoot jumpers. On one hand you have a guy like Kris Humphries who serves a sole purpose -- rebound -- while on the other hand you're bringing in Andray Blatche off the bench, someone who is capable of putting up a 22-point, 6-rebound performance, as much so as putting up a 5-point, 5-rebound line. There's just no consistency at the power forward position, really, and part of that has to do with the fluctuation in minutes at the '4' which falls on Avery, really. There's also no stretch at the '4'. In an ideal world they could find a power forward who can step out and stretch the floor. The question is, though, is "that player" available?
Other needs would be an athletic wing and/or a shooter to help spread the floor.
...what players are available?
Of course the talk is that MarShon Brooks and/or Kris Humphries are possibly available. But beyond that, we can only speculate.
See also: [Nets Trade Assets]
What are your top three trade ideas?
(via Net Income)
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