2 reasons why Nets should be buyers at trade deadline, 2 why they should sell

The Nets are stuck in the middle of nowhere...what should they do?

Jan 7, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (1) talks to forward
Jan 7, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (1) talks to forward / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Reason to be buyers No. 2) Make Brooklyn a destination again

Reading this second point, Nets fans are likely screaming "WE LITERALLY JUST HAD THIS," but it's time to do it all over again.

The Nets did the best they could considering the circumstances during the team's implosion last season, and they now have more artillery to make a swing on a potential disgruntled superstar in the near future.

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that player is Donovan Mitchell.

While the Nets can't necessarily trade for Donovan Mitchell right now, they can build up to a point where they one day can by making little moves here and there to build the quality of the roster. If Sean Marks does it right and hits on all the accessory role players, it could get to a point where Brooklyn is one piece away from going on a big run.

Mikal Bridges has proven he could be a good second option, as that's what he was for the Suns during their Finals run. It's not outrageous to believe the Nets could take off once they get that superstar (again).

So, the main point here is that the Nets could be buyers, but not buyers in the sense that these will be moves that propel them toward a deep run. These would have to be players who have more than one year left on their contract so that they can help beyond this season if Brooklyn can lure away a star.