The Brooklyn Nets are going to have some work to do this NBA offseason building up the depth on their roster. Right now, after the draft-night trade of Landry Shamet, the Nets only have Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Nicolas Claxton, Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan and Jevon Carter under contract.
In the Shamet trade, the Nets picked up the No. 29 overall pick from the Phoenix Suns, in addition to Carter. The draft picks are going to be relied upon this upcoming season to help fill in the Nets’ depth chart.
At No. 27, the Nets snagged scoring guard Cameron Thomas out of LSU. He could be the team’s sixth man this upcoming season. Talented big man Day’Ron Sharpe out of North Carolina was selected with the pick via the Suns.
In the second round, Brooklyn had three more selections. Kessler Edwards out of Pepperdine was selected 44th, Marcus Zegarowski out of Crieghton was selected 49th and RaiQuan Gray from Florida State was picked 59th.
No matter what Brooklyn does in free agency, some of those rookies are going to be relied upon to provide rotation minutes this season. Another avenue the Nets can take to improve the depth on their team is working out a sign-and-trade involving Spencer Dinwiddie.
Dinwiddie is drawing a lot of interest heading into free agency and could be used to help add some more established players to the roster. One team that makes sense as a potential landing spot is the Washington Wizards.
What could a sign-and-trade with the Wizards look like? Let us take a look.