2 teams that could look to trade for Nets star Mikal Bridges by Feb 8 deadline

Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets
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Memphis Grizzlies

Ahead of last season's trade deadline, the Grizzlies made a serious run at trying to get Mikal Bridges re-routed to Memphis in the Durant-to-Phoenix megadeal, and were reported to have offered the Nets as many as four first-round picks for his services.

In the end, Brooklyn decided to hold onto the rising star, leaving the folks in Grind City on the outside looking in on a long-term replacement option for the free agency-bound, Dillon Brooks.

Fast forward nearly a year later and the Grizzlies still find themselves with a grueling vacancy at their wing position, and, per recent rumblings, are still interested in upgrading the poisition via the trade market.

With this, it should go without saying that GM Zach Kleiman could look to ring up Marks and co. about their once highly coveted prospect's availability.

Due to a slew of injuries, the Grizzlies are by no means in a position to vie for a playoff position this season, but, with superstar Ja Morant expected to come into 2024-25 at full strength right from the jump, all this team would seemingly need is a legitimate starting three to help finally lift them over the hump and into the legitimate title contenders conversation.

A first-five lineup of Morant, Desmond Bane, Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams could very well become the best starting unit in the league if ever assembled.

Though it's almost a guarantee the Nets will be holding on to their cornerstone moving forward, this aforementioned squad alone will likely make Memphis make a call.