The Brooklyn Nets are one of the hottest teams in the NBA and as a result, they’re gauging the market for players who can help them win now.
The Brooklyn Nets have made a remarkable turnaround this season. Once thought to be dead in the water, Brooklyn has rattled off 15 wins in its last 20 games.
Consequently, general manager Sean Marks and the front office are reportedly interested in acquiring more help for a potential playoff push.
Teams that are most active in trying to acquire help: Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Orlando, Sacramento. Houston, New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers. All have been coming up regularly as gauging who might be available to acquire via trade or after a buyout.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 18, 2019
It’s unclear how the front office will approach the next month. Obviously, the team is making a clear push for the playoffs and could use another forward in the rotation.
That being said, the Nets are gearing up for free agency this summer and it’s unlikely that they will part with any valuable assets for a run in 2018-19. if the price is right, they could make a blockbuster deal, but that doesn’t appear likely at this point.
Look for the Nets to try and snag someone following a buyout, but don’t expect any major moves from the front office.
Perhaps the best boost for the roster will come if and when Caris LeVert returns from a gruesome injury that resulted in a dislocated foot. The dynamic wing was in the midst of a fantastic start to the season. There were even early talks of a potential All-Star nod before LeVert was injured.
The company line out of Brooklyn continues to be that there is no timetable, but they did say LeVert could return this year. If he can come back healthy, that would be a huge boost for head coach Kenny Atkinson.
LeVert was the team’s closer down the stretch of games and he was the focal point of the offense when it mattered most. The Nets don’t need to give anything up this year. Just stick to the plan.