3 playmakers Nets must trade for ahead of the February 8 deadline

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Without question, the Brooklyn Nets are one of the most confusing yet intriguing ball clubs in 2023-24.

Despite residing down in the 10 seed in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 16-21, the team undoubtedly boasts one of the more impressive young rotations in the association, with budding star Mikal Bridges leading the pack out on the wing.

As things currently stand, even with the fact that they've found themselves on the losing end of four of their last five outings, all signs still seem to point toward Brooklyn pursuing their sixth consecutive playoff berth this year.

On top of this, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the belief across the league is that they will look to improve the supporting cast around the team's cornerstone Bridges, and a prime time to do so could be during this final month of the NBA trade season.

The Brooklyn Nets must prioritize playmakers on trade market

Though the Nets could certainly use for several talent jolts and rotational improvements, in the event that GM Sean Marks looks to make a move on the trade market this season pursuing stable and productive playmakers should be one of his top priorities.

Fortunately, there appear to be quite a few options that could wind up being available for the taking, and three, in particular, should be high up on the organization's radar.

3. Tyus Jones

The first player mentioned here today, Tyus Jones might be the lesser-known commodity compared to the two other names that will be included on this list, but the impact that he could potentially provide in Brooklyn is something that can't be overshadowed by the mere presence of All-Stars.

Though flush with several sound offensive talents like Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Cam Thomas, through 37 games played it's become rather apparent that what this team severely lacks is a player who can competently run the floor and help lead these aforementioned ballers toward clean and easy looks.

Jones could be a solution to this particular issue.

One of the most efficient floor generals this season, the 27-year-old finds himself leading the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (6.45) compared to those who have played 20 or more games and is posting impressive per-game averages of 12.7 points, 5.6 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals on 52.9 percent shooting from the field and 43.9 percent shooting from deep.

Adding Jones to this Nets starting lineup would not only provide them with a highly underrated table-setter but also another reliable long-range shooting threat to help boost the team's middling three-point shooting percentage (rank 16 in the association).