3 players that could turn Nets into legitimate playoff threats

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1. Dejounte Murray

If the Nets wish to make a splash during this year's trade season, there's a strong argument to be made that there's not a more appealing and simulteneously realistic target than Dejounte Murray.

A proven All-Star, the 27-year-old is an exceptional two-way talent who would be able to help in similar ways to that of the previously mentioned Ben Simmons, though would also be able to add even more thanks to his continuously evolving scoring abilities.

Currently in his eighth season in the league, Murray finds himself posting impressive per-game averages of 20.8 points, 4.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.3 steals while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor and 38.6 percent from deep on 6.1 attempts per game.

Along with being a tremendous fit for the Nets for the remainder of this season, considering his age coupled with his contract situation (eligible to sign a new deal as a free agent this summer) Murray could serve as the franchise's point guard for the future as well, constructing a tremendous one-two punch with him alongside current cornerstone Mikal Bridges.

Considering all this, coupled with the rumors that the point guard already views the borough as a preferable landing spot, there is no reason why Brooklyn shouldn't be interested in pursuing the Hawks stars' services before the February 8 deadline roll