Despite their sub-.500 record of 19-27, the Brooklyn Nets are a team flush with high-quality talents.
From established All-Stars like Ben Simmons to rising studs such as Mikal Bridges, Jacque Vaughn's squad is brimming with competent players, all of whom have the capability of contributing to winning basketball.
With the February 8 trade deadline rapidly approaching, rumblings are already starting to surface suggesting that Brooklyn could soon find themselves inundated with phone calls from opposing clubs inquiring about the availability of a few specific names.
Most likely Nets players to be traded ahead of the February 8 deadline
Though guys like Bridges, Cam Thomas, and, perhaps to a lesser extent, Cameron Johnson are viewed as rather untouchable commodities, there are several players outside of them that, for the right price, could be snatched away in a pre-deadline trade.
Of this bunch, there appear to be three ballers, in particular, who are perhaps the most likely to be sent packing by the time the February 8 cut-off rolls around.
3. Lonnie Walker IV
Currently playing in his first season with the Nets, Lonnie Walker IV is on an expiring, $2.3 million minimum contract, and, through 28 games played, it appears he's all but priced himself out of the borough come this summer's free agency period.
In just 18.5 minutes a night, the sixth-year wing finds himself serving as a trusty scoring option off the pine and is posting impressive per-game averages of 11.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while shooting at a highly efficient 47.6 percent from the floor and 44.2 percent from deep.
Despite his noteworthy abilities coupled with his enviable age of 25 years, considering Brooklyn already has $116.5 million in committed salary for next season and is presumably gearing up to re-sign center Nic Claxton to a substantial new multi-year pact, there's a strong possibility that the new deal Walker will both covet and, likely, deserve this offseason will have him heading outbound.
Because of this, Sean Marks and company might wish to look to try and exchange his talents for at least some sort of longer-term asset/ assets during this year's trade season, and, with his particular set of skills, there are bound to be a slew of teams showing interest in attaining his services ahead of February 8.