1. Spencer Dinwiddie
Once pegged as a fan-favorite talent and a true inspirational story, now in 2023-24 and in year two of his second stint with the franchise it appears that the partnership between the Nets and Spencer Dinwiddie may soon be coming to an end.
From his diminished play and recent late-game benchings to his ideal salary-matching payday of $20.3 million, the point guard has been a popular inclusion within hypothetical blockbusters as of late and has even been tabbed as the "most likely to be traded" out of Brooklyn by ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
With reports suggesting that Sean Marks is focused on adding extra talents around the team's cornerstone in Mikal Bridges, should they end up making some sort of splash ahead of this year's deadline it's all but certain that Dinwiddie's contract will need to be sent outbound to make things work.
Though he may be underperforming when compared to his particular salary and the team's needs, in the event that he is traded, there are still plenty of things to like about adding the 30-year-old into a consistent rotation.
Through 45 games, Dinwiddie is posting solid averages of 12.9 points, 6.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and just shy of a steal.
While his services may not be all that ideal to have logging minutes as a primary one guard, in a reserve role and, on occasion, in a spot start setting his spark-plug scoring tendencies and court vision could provide a club with stellar backcourt depth, which could be of great value as the season makes its way through its long and grueling second-half stretch and into the playoff rounds.