Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly attempting to trade Thaddeus Young for a first-round pick in the NBA Draft.

Thaddeus Young is in his prime and was thought to be a large part of the future for the Brooklyn Nets. Maybe not.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports the Nets are aggressively shopping the 28-year-old.

This is regarded as a weak draft and this could just be one of the many draft day rumors that come spilling out every year, but it’s not a crazy idea to think Young will get moved.

He was attached to trade rumors during the regular season, more specifically the Toronto Raptors, who now own the No. 9 pick in Thursday’s draft.

Young is coming off the best season of his career, so this is clearly not a basketball decision. He’s guaranteed almost $25 million for the next two seasons and has a $14 million player option for 2018-19.

Trading Young would be free up even more cap space to chase after free agents. It remains unclear how the Nets want to handle through this massive rebuilding project.

Nets general manager Sean Marks said that if he were to trade into the draft it would be for a player, not a pick.

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