The Brooklyn Nets are well equipped to potentially take home a championship this season, as the play of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving will be enough to give them a chance to breeze through the Eastern Conference. However, the roster around them may not be totally set in stone just yet.
GM Sean Marks has hinted that fans may not see the final version of this roster until the trade deadline has concluded, meaning that Brooklyn could be keeping the door open for one more disgruntled star player potentially forcing their way out of town. Is that even possible? Well…
The Nets are already in luxury tax hell, but Joe Tsai has proven that he is willing to spend tons of money if it means his team will get a better shot at a title. Considering how quickly the Nets pounced on the Harden trade, Marks is not above trading large chunks of the future in exchange for an immediate upgrade.
If a trade does end up materializing, look for one of these three players to potentially be on the move in the name of adding one more immediate game-changer.
3 most tradeable players on the Brooklyn Nets roster.
3. C Day’Ron Sharpe
While Cam Thomas stole the show in Summer League play thanks to his scoring performances, Sharpe impressed by impacting the game in ways other than just putting up an insane amount of points. Sharpe’s ability to clean up as a rebounder and make impact plays as a defender stood out.
While the Nets dealing one of their two first-round picks would be especially short-sighted given the fact that Houston will dictate how their draft goes for most of the next decade, Brooklyn has proven to be nothing if not opportunistic when it comes to ditching capital or young prospects like Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert.
Could the Nets consider a Day’Ron Sharpe trade?
Considering how Thomas has shown such rare scoring ability, and guards that can score like him are hard to find, the Nets might decide to get rid of Sharpe instead in a deal to entice a star, signing some veteran defenders and rim-protectors in the short term in order to fill the void. It’s not a perfect situation, but it’s worth considering.
Sharpe is a promising package of athletic gifts in the body of an old-school center, and while that might sound like exactly what this roster needs at the moment, Brooklyn could ditch the developmental big man in order to coax some team into parting with a more ready-made contributor.