The Brooklyn Nets are not only one of the most dominant teams in the NBA today, but they are putting up historic offensive numbers. The last team to average 120+ points per game over the course of a season was the 1984-85 Denver Nuggets led by 8x All-Star and Hall-of-Fame forward Alex English.
Through 35 games this year, the Brooklyn Nets are averaging 120.7 points and doing so without their best player in Kevin Durant. The 11x All-Star has been out since February 13th with a hamstring injury and has missed the Nets last 7 games. Over the span, Brooklyn is 6-1 and averaging nearly 119.9 points per game.
With Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving all healthy, this team could not only score well over 120 points per game, but they could challenge the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets who hold the record for Highest Average Points Per Game in a Season with 126.48 points per game.
This Nets team is special and is very much in the mix to win a championship this year, but they may not be done adding talent to their roster yet. Brooklyn potentially making a move will be something to monitor in NBA trade rumors as the deadline approaches.
The Pelicans have made veteran sharpshooter JJ Redick available in trade talks recently and while he does carry a hefty salary price, the Nets do have a way to free up some cap space to acquire a player like Redick.
Could the “rich get richer” and Brooklyn add Redick to their already loaded roster? Let’s take a look at how the Brooklyn Nets could make this trade with the New Orleans Pelicans possible.