Nets tabbed as one of 'most interesting teams' to watch near trade deadline

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With the February 8 trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Brooklyn Nets have been found consistently linked within the rumor mill for a multitude of reasons.

Though reports have consistently been that GM Sean Marks is looking to improve the supporting cast around centerpiece Mikal Bridges and, thus, have been included in multiple hypothetical trade discussions, considering their lowly record of 19-28, many believe it may be in the team's best interest to sell off some of their veteran commodities and, in turn, embark on a rebuild.

Despite there being only a handful of days separating now and the trade cut-off, there's still no clear-cut desired course of action for this front office to take, though, regardless of their unpredictability as of late, Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report views them as "one of the most interesting teams" ahead of the deadline.

Nets deemed one of 'most interesting teams' ahead of trade deadline

In Hughes' piece, he discussed how the Nets could make any number of polarizing moves, as he suggested they could be all-out buyers just as easily as they could be all-out sellers.

"Brooklyn could be a market-beating Dejounte Murray suitor, a pick-hoarding seller or anything in between."

Grant Hughes

Just recently, it was reported that the Houston Rockets have inquired about the availability of Bridges leading up to the deadline, with rumblings suggesting they could offer a package that would give Brooklyn the rights to a slew of their own future first-round picks back.

However, it has since been reported that the Nets have made the budding star "untouchable" in talks.

On the flip side, for months now, rumors have suggested that the club is interested in pursuing the likes of All-Star guard Dejounte Murray to bolster the talent pool surrounding Bridges and, in turn, make a push for their sixth-consecutive postseason berth.

Such a move would undoubtedly improve the overall makeup of the team, though is one that is marred in much debate over whether or not it makes them a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference.

Frankly, there are seemingly an infinite number of outcomes for the Nets the could come about at the deadline and, as Hughes suggests, they're an organization to monitor closely over the next week.