RUMOR: Nets expected to use young talent to trade for 3rd star
The Brooklyn Nets will have plenty of decisions to make in the offseason. Among them is deciding how to shape their roster, and ESPN’s Brian Windhorst believes they will make any moves necessary to reel in a third star to play alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving:
“I believe they have telegraphed they intend to use some of their young talent to acquire a third star along with Kyrie and Durant,” said Windhorst in The Hoop Collective podcast. “Now, we can get enter a healthy debate here about whether Caris LeVert is that third star and they make the decision that he is. But my feel reading the tea leaves, paying attention to what Sean Marks has said and also being aware of some conversations they had at the trade deadline, which was sticking the toe in the water on some things, I think they’re going to swing for the fences whenever the season comes. They’re going to have to potentially hire a coach that is going to help them do that.”
The Nets have looked into Spencer Dinwiddie’s fit, as this season brought on a full display of his capabilities as a starting point guard. His brief time playing next to Kyrie Irving in the starting lineup has also raised a few questions.
Brooklyn has also taken a look at Caris LeVert, who could be that third cog next to Irving and Durant in an affordable three-year, $52.5 million contract.
The stock in both of these players is at an all-time high due to the Nets’ star-devoid lineup, with Dinwiddie and LeVert playing big minutes.
Should the Nets look to acquire a bona fide star to put next to Irving and Durant, rest assured either of these two names will be involved in trade talks.