3 Nets that needed to be traded at the deadline that weren't

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2. Dennis Smith Jr

Dennis Smith Jr has struggled throughout his career in the association when it has come to finding a team that fits his particular style of play.

Similar to Simmons, the former lottery pick is also a poor shooter, as he boasts a lackluster 29 percent shooting clip from beyond the arc for his career and, currently on the season, is only averaging 7.2 points per game.

It's safe to say Smith's career started to go wayside after being traded to the Knicks back in 2019.

Of course, on the plus side, the point guard has been a spark plug defensively for the Nets this season when coming off the bench. Averaging 1.2 steals per game, Smith certainly does offer some value to the team.

However, 1.2 steals per game for an offensively inconsistent guard isn't going to cut it. He could have been a great addition to a trade package for other teams who were seeking a resurgence in their defensive presence.

Trade Ideas for Dennis Smith Jr:

  • Acquire Joe Ingles from Orlando (Nets get a skilled combo guard with a lethal 3PT shot, Magic get a faster-paced offensive player)
  • Trade for Eric Gordon (Nets would receive a reliable guard offensively and defensively, while Phoenix would get a guard with more athleticism and can help Booker and Durant on both ends)