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Nets nearly pulled NBA trade deadline deal for Warriors’ Kelly Oubre

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The Brooklyn Nets have been a busy team on the buyout market in recent weeks and they almost manufactured a trade ahead of the league’s trade deadline. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Nets nearly completed a trade for Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Golden State Warriors.

Oubre’s name continued to pop up in trade discussions in the weeks leading up to the NBA trade deadline. The Warriors didn’t show any signs of wanting to move the versatile wing to the Nets or anyone else, but they could have considered moving him if they received an offer they couldn’t refuse.

When speaking about the possibility of Oubre headed to Brooklyn, Stein said the Nets made an offer to the Warriors for Oubre. The offer included Spencer Dinwiddie and it is uncertain if anyone else was included in the deal.

However, with Golden State still set on making a push for the playoffs this season, they chose to keep Oubre on their roster for the rest of the year. Even though a deal wasn’t made, it goes to show that the Nets were aggressive in putting together a well-rounded team.

Following the team’s miss on Oubre, the Nets were able to convince LaMarcus Aldridge to sign with them after his buyout with the San Antonio Spurs. Also, before Aldridge signed, Brooklyn was able to land Blake Griffin following his buyout from the Detroit Pistons.

With Kevin Durant without a set timetable to return, the Nets wanted a wing who could help the team come playoff time. While they whiffed on acquiring Oubre, having a team with Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Durant, Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan, and Oubre would have been nearly impossible to stop.