Reason to be sellers No. 2) Stay under the luxury tax
With their current roster construction, the Nets sit $8,022,509 under the luxury tax threshold, according to Sports Business Classroom.
Under the new CBA guidelines that were agreed to between the NBA and NBPA last July, there is a new repeater tax that heavily penalizes teams that break the luxury tax threshold in back-to-back seasons.
This would severely impact the Nets' chances at getting a star in the future.
Because of this, the Nets and Sean Marks might not decide to do anything that drastic when it comes to buying players, as he only has that finite amount of wiggle room to work with.
This doesn't really mean that they would be selling, but it definitely could be a reason for them not to buy at the deadline. Brooklyn has a ton of players coming off the books after this season, so they'll have room to spend in the summer if they decide that they want to be competitive next season, as they'll have north of $68 million in cap space at their disposal.
This gives the Nets even more reason to try and acquire draft picks for their expiring players that they don't plan on re-signing, and begin to get ready for next season.