The 2022 trade deadline has come and gone. The Brooklyn Nets executed a blockbuster trade with Philadelphia and gained an elite defender, a perimeter shooter, and a rebounder. There are still needs that can be addressed though, which is what the buyout market is for.
The Nets have between now and Mar. 1 to make additions to their roster. That’s the latest date that a player can sign with a team and be eligible for the playoffs.
After suffering through an 11-game losing streak, Brooklyn’s turned a corner with the debuts of Seth Curry and Andre Drummond. Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons are expected to return to the court after the All-Star break, as well as Joe Harris, although his status isn’t clear.
Nonetheless, it’s go-time for the Nets. Brooklyn’s currently in eighth place in the East with a 32-27 record. In order to make room for a new player on the roster, the Nets are going to have to waive someone.
If Brooklyn wants an extra boost, Sean Marks and Joe Tsai need to be active on the market.
Here are 4 buyout candidates that Brooklyn should consider signing.
4 buyout candidates the Brooklyn Nets should consider signing.
4: E’Twaun Moore
E’Twaun Moore got some run in with the Suns last year on their road to the NBA Finals. A few months after that, the free agent agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Magic.
However, the guard was waived by Orlando on Feb. 10 without playing in a single regular-season game after he sprained his knee in the preseason.
In the 27 games that he played in for Phoenix last year, he averaged 4.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 14.4 minutes per game. He shot 45.5% from the field and 31.4% from the 3-point line.
In the seven games that he played in for the Suns in the playoffs, he averaged 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 6.6 minutes.
His best season was in 2017-18 when he averaged 12.5 points and shot 50.8% from the field and 42.5% from beyond the arc in 82 games for New Orleans. Moore’s health is of concern but the guard’s been a decent role player in the past and could turn into a worthwhile 3-and-D contributor for the Nets.