At the end of their podcast on the upcoming trade season, Zach Lowe asked Adrian Wojnarowski about teams he’ll be interested in watching as Thursday’s deadline approaches.
Boston, of course, he noted, but also the Nets. Without suggesting any trade machine fodder, Woj reiterated what most pundits have been saying, the Nets could do some profit-taking on their development of “second chance guys.”
He identified Joe Harris and Spencer Dinwiddie who have the most value, along with DeMarre Carroll, but he also said he thought the ceiling for Harris was “maybe a second (rounder)” and that the Nets would have to consider moving Dinwiddie if another offers a first rounder.
On the other hand, he argued that the kind of first rounder Dinwiddie would return is unlikely to be as good as the 24-year-old point guard. Bottom line for Woj: he thinks Sean Marks et al are going to “keep gathering assets.”
Here’s their discussion of Brooklyn’s possibilities...
WOJ: “Brooklyn will be interesting. They’ve done a great job of developing some of these second chance guys in the league --Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, you know Jahlil Okafor has ... I don’t know if he has much value right now. Not sure he has any more value than the day he showed up there. DeMarre Carroll has value because there are so few guys at his position available around the league. DeMarre Carroll has value.
“So, I think Brooklyn wanted to show progress this year, wanted to win more games and they don’t have their pick, so there’s no real motivation for them to tank. They wanted to show progress and they’ve certainly done that, but they've done a good job.
“Maybe Joe Harris gets them a second. Spencer Dinwiddie has just been tremendous. They have him next year on a team option at a really low number. So you’re not giving up Spencer Dinwiddie without getting a LOT back. Whoever they would draft --lets say they got a pick -- would he be better than Spencer Dinwiddie? Probably not and so I think Brooklyn has put themselves in a position where they can keep gathering up some assets.”
LOWE. “I think if they could get a first for Dinwiddie, they would think about it.”
It WILL be interesting. The deadline is 3 p.m. ET, Thursday