3 most likely Nets players to be traded ahead of February 8 deadline

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2. Royce O'Neale

Throughout this year's trade season, the two Nets players most frequently mentioned within the league's trade rumor mill have been Dorian Finney-Smith and Royce O'Neale.

Though the former may be the most coveted of the two, considering Brooklyn's astronomically high asking price for him, it seems that the latter is the more likely to be dealt outbound this season, and his skill set could be a great fit on any number of playoff-hungry teams.

A highly underrated 3-and-D contributor, the seventh-year pro has been a go-to contributor within coach Vaughn's rotation dating back to last season and now, in 2023-24, is putting up some of the best numbers of his career.

Through 45 games played, the wing is posting solid all-around averages of 7.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and just shy of a steal while shooting 36.2 percent from deep.

Like the previously mentioned Walker, O'Neale is playing on an expiring contract and could be of great use to a championship-contending team in need of some bolstering at their two or three spot.

With squads like the Cavaliers, Suns, and Timberwolves all reported to be interested in pursuing him on the trade market, there seems to be no shortage of possible suitors for the 30-year-old.

The only question is, how much could the Nets possibly profit from offloading him?