The Brooklyn Nets front office seems to be heading toward cleaning house, as they’ve been actively shopping cornerstone center Brook Lopez and shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic, but have not found a package to their liking yet, according to Keith Smith of RealGM.
Lopez and Bogdanovic are two of the top three scorers on the team, a clear sign that the team is looking for a full rebuild from top to bottom. Guards Jeremy Lin and Sean Kilpatrick seem to be part of the new direction general manager Sean Marks wants to take this team into, but won’t be able to make them the focal point until those two cogs are moved.
While the Nets has no incentive to tank, they view traded picks as a sunk cost and want to be able to recover that value from the current roster as much as possible, per Smith.
Brooklyn is looking; but not desperate by any means, despite having lost 16 of their last 17 games — they’ll try to get proper value for those two pieces from teams looking to add missing components in order to challenge for a playoff spot/become a contender.
Trading both of these players will be a tall order, since they’re both merely players that can score the ball — Lopez is a decent shot-blocker and Bogdanovic a reliable three-point shooter, but neither of them excel at either trait — making them not much of an attractive option for most teams.