3 Nets that benefited most from NBA trade deadline

Feb 7, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons (10) reacts after a basket
Feb 7, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons (10) reacts after a basket / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite being viewed as one of the most interesting teams to monitor heading into the 2024 NBA trade deadline, with the promise of a possible blockbuster splash being talked about ad nauseam for months, the Brooklyn Nets opted to stay rather quiet at the illustrious cutoff.

Of the two moves they ended up making, the deal that sent Spencer Dinwiddie's expiring contract to the Toronto Raptors easily proved to be the most noteworthy of the day.

In the end, Sean Marks and company decided to keep this year's rotation largely intact which, while a bit anticlimactic for the fanbase and media pundits, is something that could be seen as a real positive for some of the players who remained in tow.

Brooklyn Nets players who benefited from NBA trade deadline

Looking at the crop of talents who will continue to don the black and white threads, there are a few, in particular, who benefited the most from the happenings at Thursday's deadline.

3. Nic Claxton

Leading up to the trade deadline, rumors started circulating suggesting that big man Nic Claxton "could be more available" on the trade market than many may have believed.

Such rumblings are never an easy thing for a player to hear, especially one so young and who's amid one of the best seasons of his career.

Of course, now over a day later we find the tantalizing pivot still residing in the borough where he'll not only be able to continue the season free of trade talks and speculation but also look to finish off strong in an effort to not only aid in a second-half surge for the Nets but also to try and secure a lucrative new pay day, as he's set to hit the open waters of free agency this summer.

Easily the best center in New York and one of the most menacing the game currently has to offer, the 24-year-old finds himself posting tremendous averages of 12.2 points, 10.3 rebounds (career high), 1.9 assists, and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 62.3 percent from the floor.

Now, with the trade chatter behind him, Claxton's focus can solely be set on continuing to build upon his positive in-game contributions while on the hardwood, which is something that can only stand to benefit Brooklyn moving forward.