Why This Trade Makes Sense For The Brooklyn Nets
It is no secret around the league that the Nets are still looking to improve their roster and the one area that needs improvement is their frontcourt. Right now, DeAndre Jordan and Jeff Green are their only two productive options to play at the center position and while Jordan is a true center, Jeff Green has always been a forward and is only 6’8”.
While he has played his role with the Nets close to perfect, Jeff Green is not a center, which is why they could potentially go after a guy like Richaun Holmes. Not only is he a proven frontcourt talent, but Holmes is a very affordable option for the Nets if they are willing to part ways with Spencer Dinwiddie.
At this point, since Dinwiddie is out for the year, he is basically “dead weight” on a championship team since he cannot contribute on the court. Brooklyn has made it clear they are “all-in” on their pursuit for a title this year, which is why leveraging Dinwiddie for more high-level talents is a very real possibility for the Nets ahead of the NBA trade deadline.
Adding Holmes and Bjelica provides the Nets with more steady options in the frontcourt and improves their overall roster depth. They have some solid role players in Bruce Brown, Landry Shamet and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, but all of these guys play in the backcourt or on the wing.
Brooklyn must address their issues in the frontcourt if they are to be the title favorites this season, which is why this trade makes a ton of sense. Even if Richaun Holmes and Nemanja Bjelica end up being “one-year rentals,” Brooklyn could still hang a banner because of this trade, which is why it makes sense.