3 non-Dejounte Murray trade targets Nets must consider

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3. Tyus Jones

Outside of Dejounte Murray, one of the more frequently mentioned possible trade targets the Nets could look to pursue to improve their point guard play this season has been Tyus Jones, and it's easy to see why.

From the advanced metrics to the eye test, it's evident that perhaps the main thing this team is missing is a proper and efficient table-setter who can help Jacque Vaughn's top scoring threats get clean and easy looks at the bucket.

Though a healthy Ben Simmons was and is believed to help in this department, considering his extensive injury history along with his current health-related absence, Sean Marks may want to find extra backcourt reinforcements to better equip the team with premier facilitation abilities.

This is why Jones is someone who could serve as an optimal back-up option to Murray.

As things currently stand, Jones is one of the game's most reliable floor generals, as he is dishing out 9.9 assists per 100 possessions and leads the guard position in assist-to-turnover ration at 7.0 out of those who have played 25 or more games.

Currently in his first season both with the Washington Wizards as well as serving as a full-time primary one, the 27-year-old is posting impressive per-game averages of 12.6 points, 6.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.2 steals while shooting an incredibly efficient 51.0 percent from the floor and 42.1 percent from deep.

Not only would his addition bring highly valuable set-up skills but also mightily improved floor-spacing abilities (has shot 38.8 percent from deep since 2021-22) to help improve upon the team's 16-ranked three-point shooting game.