The Nets are mediocre and need to pick a direction before the trade deadline

Sean Marks must decide which directon Brooklyn is headed

Dec 8, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas (24) during the fourth quarter
Dec 8, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas (24) during the fourth quarter / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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At 12-10, the Brooklyn Nets are sitting at the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. If the season were to end today, they would barely have homecourt advantage in the Play-In Tournament. On the surface, fans may be happy that this team is still competitive after trading away superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last season.

However, when you dive deeper into the team's assets, analytics, and the reality of the situation, the team is currently in trouble if they don't change their direction.

The problem with the Nets is that they have good players, but no one is great. They don't possess a superstar; their best player is Mikal Bridges. Bridges is a fine player, averaging just over 20 points this season, but he has never made an All-Star team. Ben Simmons, Nic Claxton, Cam Thomas, and Spencer Dinwiddie are all solid role players, but that's all they are at this point: role players.

Sean Marks must decide which direction Brooklyn is headed

Sean Marks has two options less than two months ahead of the trade deadline: go all in for an absolute star/superstar once again and try to push for a playoff spot, or sell and go into another rebuild.

Which decision should Marks make? Let's look at it from many angels.