3 huge trades the Nets could make to shake up the roster

Could any of these veterans call Brooklyn home in 2024?

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1. Nets trade for CP3

Nets Receive: Chris Paul, Trayce Jackson-Davis, 2025 second-round pick (via CHA) Golden State Warriors Receive: Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, Trendon Watford

This is a huge trade and not very likely but the Golden State Warriors are off to a slow start, currently sitting at 10-12. They won't trade any of the big three but could make Chris Paul the fall guy and capitalize on his value before he retires. As previously mentioned, the Nets don't have a top-floor general.

CP3 is the floor general, averaging 7.2 assists in 26.5 minutes per game. Dinwiddie is a better shooter than CP3 this season, but very few players can touch Paul when it comes to playmaking. Simmons is the team's only true playmaker but has been sidelined due to injury.

Dinwiddie would be valuable to the Warriors off the bench and Dorian Finney-Smith is one of the best three-and-d players in the league. To go through with this deal, the Nets must be assured that Paul can step into the starting lineup. He's only averaging five minutes less than Dinwiddie, but reuniting him with his former Suns teammates, Bridges, and Johnson, with whom he already has chemistry, will make the transition much smoother. Claxton is a lethal lob threat already, but Paul getting the opportunity to throw them up to him can make him much more effective.

It's a hard sell because the Nets aren't exactly a contender that should take a contract the size of Paul's, but it's a one-year deal and can help develop the young players around him. His IQ is otherworldly.

Players like Cam Thomas, Claxton, and even Lonnie Walker can learn a lot from the future Hall of Famer. This deal helps the Warriors maximize their championship window with trustworthy help. Sean Marks has added plenty of future Hall of Famers; Paul can be another notch on his belt.

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