3 Nets who are expendable, 3 they can’t afford to trade

Some Nets are untouchable, but others should be on new teams come February

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Not Expendable: Cam Thomas

Another player the Nets cannot afford to trade is Cam Thomas. Similar to Bridges, Thomas has broken out this season as he is averaging the most points on the team, which is 24.3, and is also a career high.

When Kevin Durant and Thomas were teammates, they used to go back and forth scoring on each other, with Thomas getting the upper hand on one of the greatest scorers of all time. Thomas is a three-level scorer who can torch opposing defenses anywhere on the court.

Expendable: Royce O'Neale

Another player the Nets can afford to ship off is Royce O'Neale. O'Neale has been playing his best basketball from an offensive and three-point shooting perspective with the Nets since leaving the Utah Jazz.

However, O'Neale has been struggling mightily on defense, as he has a 114.5 defensive rating and a -5.4 plus/minus. If the Nets trade him, one guy that should take the bulk of his minutes is Trendon Watford. Despite being an efficient scorer, Watford will not provide you much on offense. However, he thrives defensively and would succeed in an expanded role.

Not Expendable: Cam Johnson

Cam Johnson is another player the Nets should keep on their roster for the foreseeable future. Johnson is the perfect third option for the Nets for any championship-caliber team. Not to the same level as Bridges, but since leaving the Suns and joining the Nets, Johnson has become a better player.

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