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

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1. Dejounte Murray

Though Tyus Jones would be a fine trade target for the Nets to pursue ahead of this year's deadline, should the franchise wish to pursue an already established star to address their lacking point guard position then there may not be a better and more realistic option than Hawks stud, Dejounte Murray.

Despite his solid productivity throughout this season, likely due to Atlanta's lackluster 14-21 record and their desires to re-tool around centerpiece Trae Young, Yahoo's Jake Fischer recently dropped a report stating that the 27-year-old has been "made widely available" on the trade market which, considering his particular skill set and pedigree, has drawn the attention of fans and pundits alike.

Hopefully, Brooklyn is keeping an eye on his situation as well.

A true do-it-all brand of baller, currently in his eighth season in the association Murray finds himself posting impressive per-game averages of 20.9 points, 5.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.4 steals while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor and 38.4 percent from deep.

What makes him all the more interesting of a target for Brooklyn, however, is the fact that the man is both an All-Defensive caliber player as well as an established top-notch floor general who, when last tasked with running the show as a primary point guard (has taken a back seat to Young since arriving in Atlanta last season), dropped 9.2 dimes per game.

The passing work that he would bring to the Nets could open the door for much cleaner looks at scoring opportunities for Bridges and co. while his penetration skills could lead to more points at the rim as well as a higher frequency in kick-out attempts.

For the right price, Murray just might be the ideal trade target for Jacque Vaughn's squad.