As of this moment, the Brooklyn Nets are in a bit of a stalemate. They sit in the middle of a competitive eastern conference, being 11-9 and the current ninth seed (which means playing in the play-in).
Even with that, they are only four games behind the Boston Celtics for the top seed in the east.
Under its current construction, this squad has the talent to make the playoffs. And after the pain that Nets fans had to endure after letting go of their superstars, it would be nice for them to win a series (or two). Does Sean Marks share the same sentiment?
We already have a piece up about all-star caliber players that the Nets could trade for, but this time we will look at role players around the league that can have a major impact on the Nets run if traded for. Keep in mind the common theme of this list - shooting.
4. Alex Caruso
The Chicago Bulls are headed nowhere, currently sitting 12th in the east with big contracts all over their books that they will look to unload. I strongly expect Alex Caruso to be part of that firesale.
The seven-year man out of Texas A&M is having a career year for the Bulls, averaging 9.8 points per game on 54.2% shooting and 47.8% three-point shooting while still providing the elite defense he is known for.
Caruso would fit right in with the Nets bench, and he would definitely be the best on-ball defending guard on the team (excluding Ben Simmons if you consider him a guard).
The good thing about acquiring Caruso is that he wouldn't just be a rental for the Nets, as he will have one extra year beyond this season. The trickiest part would be matching up the money, as he's owed $9.4 million this season.
I won't be including full trade packages here, but including 2 players in the tier of Day'Ron Sharpe and/or Keon Johnson, plus a pick might make this work.