Since trading for James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets are 15-7 and have won eight of their last nine games before losing to Luka Doncic and the Mavericks the other night. Harden has been unbelievably good for Brooklyn this NBA season and currently leads the league in assists.
All three of the Nets superstars have taken on new roles and if they continue to play at a high-level, it will be incredibly hard for any team to beat the Nets in a 7-game series come playoff time. They are just so dynamic and can outscore any other team in the league, which is why they have a strong chance at winning it all this year.
While they have Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the Nets’ role players have really helped shape this team into what it is. Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan, Jeff Green and Bruce Brown have all played fantastic in their secondary roles this season and are a big part of why Brooklyn has had so much success to this point in the season.
This team has the makings of a championship caliber team already, but they could look to make one more move to solidify themselves as the team to beat. Spencer Dinwiddie went down earlier in the year with a torn ACL and will not be back for Brooklyn this year, making him and his $11.4M contract for this season expendable.
Dinwiddie is a terrific player, but with Brooklyn going “all-in” on winning a championship this year, he is almost dead weight on their roster and his contract could be leveraged for someone who can come in and help make a difference for this team’s chances of winning it all. This will be something to monitor closely in NBA trade rumors.
Let’s take a look at three trade scenarios the Brooklyn Nets should consider before the trade deadline involving Spencer Dinwiddie.