2 pros to Nets trading for Dejounte Murray, 2 cons

Nets nation is torn on the idea of Brooklyn acquiring former All-Star Dejounte Murray, with both sides having convincing points.
Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks
Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks / Paras Griffin/GettyImages
1 of 4

With the NBA trade deadline right around the corner, rumors surrounding Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray are starting to get louder, as the Hawks currently sit at the tenth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Brooklyn Nets are perhaps the team that linked the most when talking about the guard's possible trade suitors.

Though Jacque Vaughn's squad is sitting one spot under the Hawks in the standings, per reports they are still looking to make some sort of splash to save their season.

Some fans are skeptical about a deal for Murray, saying it won't do much to help them and only push the team further into mediocrity. Others are saying that they aren't far out of the Play-In Tournament and playoffs, and the 2022 All-Star could be of great use for a second-half push.

Regardless, there are pros and cons to any trade, and there are plenty here to discuss.

Pro No. 1) Brooklyn gets better on both sides of the ball

The Nets currently rank 20th in the NBA in net rating, 16th in offensive rating, and 18th in defensive rating. To put it bluntly, that's the definition of mediocre.

A trade for Murray improves all three of those statistics, as the 27-year-old is averaging 21.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.4 steals.

Murray has been known to be a pest on the defensive end, leading the league in steals in 2022. In terms of offense, he can get a bucket for himself as well as create for his teammates. People forget that Murray played the role of floor general with the San Antonio Spurs, and his assist average got as high as 9.2.

The Nets would certainly have their established point guard with this trade, and it would be an upgrade over their current optiona Spencer Dinwiddie and Dennis Smith Jr.

Ben Simmons hasn't been playing for awhile now, so it brings some sort of life at the one.