Nets unlikely to trade Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, or Jarrett Allen for picks
The Brooklyn Nets are one of the few teams expected to make some moves prior to the Feb. 6 trade deadline, yet a rumored package of point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, swingman Caris LeVert, and young center Jarrett Allen in exchange for draft picks is unlikely to happen, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
The Nets won’t trade their star duo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, not until they have seen them play together.
Names like Rodions Kurucs, who they have up for trade, don’t really get the wheels going — making middle of the pack names like Dinwiddie, LeVert, and Allen come up as potential trade cogs.
Yet Dinwiddie has been perhaps the most impressive player for the Nets this season, managing to keep them afloat in the midst of a slew of injuries. He’s doing so again now that Irving has suffered yet another injury in this nightmare of a season.
LeVert has also dealt with his fair share of injuries and has struggled to regain his footing. Allen has had plenty of eye-opening performances as well as some underwhelming ones, all after splitting time with DeAndre Jordan, who was brought on board this summer at the request of Irving and Durant.
Trading those three for picks would be a desperation move for a team that is in a transition season with Durant sidelined for the rest of the year. Dinwiddie, LeVert, and Allen should have solid trade value this summer if the three can play up to their potential the rest of the way.