Since acquiring James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets have looked like the best team in the NBA and have been virtually unguardable at times. Kevin Durant has been out since February 13th with a hamstring injury, but even in his absence, the Nets are still leading the league in scoring and have lost just once since Durant got injured.
With Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, there is virtually no way to stop the Brooklyn Nets at full strength, which is why they are one of the favorites to win the NBA Finals this season. Having three superstar players automatically makes Brooklyn a worthy championship pick this season, but their role players and bench has actually been surprisingly good.
After trading for James Harden, the Nets were not left with much depth on their roster, but guys like Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan, Jeff Green and Bruce Brown have stepped up into bigger roles and have elevated the play of this Nets team. With them being $55.1M over the salary cap this season, it is hard to imagine that Brooklyn could make another move before the trade deadline, but they have the capability to acquire more high-level talent in their championship pursuit.
Spencer Dinwiddie went down with a torn ACL earlier in the year, which was a big loss for the Nets, but with him being owed $11.4M this season, the Nets could potentially look to trade him in order to acquire one or two other key role players to help them reach the NBA Finals.
Brooklyn needs to address their frontcourt issues since DeAndre Jordan is their only real center on the roster, which is why they could look to make a trade with Sacramento. This will be one of the key storylines to watch in NBA trade rumors.
Richaun Holmes is having a fantastic season with the Kings and with him being owed just $5M this season, Brooklyn could potentially make a trade for the 27-year old center work. So how could the Nets possibly add more talent to their roster ahead of the trade deadline? Let’s take a look at what the Nets would have to offer up in order to acquire Richaun Holmes and another reliable frontcourt player.