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Woj: Nets ‘active,’ looking for ‘long-term’ solution at trade deadline

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In an ESPN podcast on Eastern Conference trade possibilities, Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks say the Nets are “active” but are only interested in “long term” solutions that will help them build on what they already have.

”They’ve been talking, they’ve been active,” Woj told Bobby Marks. “They’ve gotta figure out is there anybody they can bring in who fits long term.”

However, Woj didn’t offer any names in the discussion and he suggested that the Nets are not in the market just to be in the market.

“They’re a team I can see making a move this week, but only if its ... part of what you imagined, with Kyrie, with KD, and maybe it balances out their team, their rotation.”

Marks, who wrote on the Nets trade possibilities earlier in the week, reiterated the Nets are a bit hamstrung by their contracts, particularly with the contract extensions given Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince. Although both technically can be traded, Marks wrote, the gap between how incoming and outgoing salary is calculated, the math is too complicated.

He did suggest that with contracts like Rodions Kurucs and Theo Pinson, the Nets could “cobble some of their smaller deals into a $4 million type guy.”

Of course, Kyrie Irving told the media two weeks ago that the Nets need to add “one more piece or two more pieces” to reach championship level.

Meanwhile, Zach Lowe reports that the Nets are “active at least taking calls and listening, as most teams are, per several league sources,” but offers no rumors about trade possibilities. He does speculate about the possibility of a Spencer Dinwiddie-for-Aaron Gordon.

I’ve always been intrigued by a Dinwiddie for Aaron Gordon swap, but it’s unclear how feasible that is. The Magic are thin up front with Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu injured. They are going to make the playoffs by de-fault, the two sweetest words in the English language (and the Eastern Conference).

Lowe also suggests that Dinwiddie is the Nets best trade piece, noting ...

The trio of Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Caris LeVert just hasn’t meshed yet. Right now, the Nets are bringing both LeVert and Dinwiddie off the bench. That seems unsustainable.

The Nets could have one advantage: if they don’t give Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot a standard NBA contract. TLC’s finishing up his second two-way and if he doesn’t get a contract, the Nets will have a roster opening, one of the few in the NBA, permitting them to facilitate another team’s trade.

Thanks to @brooklynsbeat for listening and tweeting it out.