3 players it would make no sense for Brooklyn to trade

Sean Marks shouldn't even think about partying with these three players

Nov 6, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas (24) looks for an opening
Nov 6, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas (24) looks for an opening / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Lonnie Walker IV

I could have easily put Mikal Bridges in this slot, but that would've been too easy!

Lonnie Walker IV signed what has to be one of the more team-friendly deals in the NBA this past offseason, inking a one-year deal with the Nets worth about $2.3 million.

This will make it so tempting for Sean Marks, as it will create league-wide interest due to his cheap contract compared to his level of play and the fact that he will be a rental.

This all screams trade, but why should Marks trade him when the Nets are going on a playoff push of their own?

Walker has been a lethal scorer off the bench this season, averaging a career-high 15.1 points per game on 52.4% shooting and a 46.2% three-point percentage. He is also tied with the Knicks' Immanuel Quickley for most 20-point games off the bench this season, hitting that mark five times.

The Nets need good bench depth to match up with the depth of the top teams of the east during postseason play, so keeping the scoring talent you have there is a must.

Of course, if the team falls off, then it's time to trade Walker. But as long as they are in contention for a playoff spot, then by no means should they trade him.

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