Trade Deadline 2023: Brooklyn Nets Mock Deadline

  • GM: Corban Ford, @corbannba

    Salary Cap: $184,803,162

    Luxury Tax: -$34,536,162

    GOAL: Keep KD happy, get more defensive minded players


    • Turn Joe Harris, Patty Mills, or Seth Curry into a more well-rounded player that won’t get eaten alive defensively (especially the latter two)

    • Push in whatever chips you have left for a championship run

    • Do you consider moving Kyrie with his expiring contract? Probably not

    • Do they want to get a true starting center in town, or are they ok with Nic Claxton?

    Players to Dangle

    Kyrie Irving (1/$36.9)

    o  Salary: $37,934,550

    o   Highly unlikely that he’s moved, but a lot can happen between now and the trade deadline

    Joe Harris (2/$38.5)

    o   He’s the highest salary you can move to salary match. Would they attach an asset to him for a John Collins type?

    o   Salary: $18,642,858

    o   $23,403,572 salary matching capabilities if tax isn’t an issue

    Seth Curry (1/$8.5)

    o   Expiring deal + edge of rotation = highly likely to be moved

    o   Salary: $8,496,653

    o   $10,720,816 in salary matching capabilities

    Patty Mills (2/$13.3)

    o   Do you want to move him or keep him to mentor Ben Simmons? – Australian connection

    o   $6,479,000 in salary this year

    o   $8,198,750 in salary matching capabilities

    o   He has $6.8 million on books next year too, so may want to shed his money towards next year

    Cameron Thomas (3/$8.4)

    o   This is the one real asset the Nets have other than those Sixers 1sts from the Harden trade…

    o   $2,138,160 in salary this year

    Team Targets

    • Atlanta Hawks: John Collins & Bogdan Bogdanovic
    • Charlotte Hornets: Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre, PJ Washington, & Mason Plumlee
    • Chicago Bulls: Alex Caruso, Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, Derrick Jones Jr.
    • Detroit Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel
    • Houston Rockets: Eric Gordon
    • Indiana Pacers: Myles Turner & Buddy Hield
    • Los Angeles Clippers: Robert Covington
    • Los Angeles Lakers: Patrick Beverely
    • New Orleans Pelicans: Jonas Valanciunas & Larry Nance Jr.
    • New York Knicks: Evan Fournier
    • OKC Thunder: Mike Muscala
    • Orlando Magic: Terrence Ross, Gary Harris, & Mo Bamba
    • Philadelphia 76ers: Matisse Thybulle
    • Phoenix Suns: Jae Crowder
    • Sacramento Kings: Richaun Holmes
    • San Antonio Spurs: Doug McDermott, Josh Richardson, Jakob Poeltl, & Zach Collins
    • Utah Jazz: Malik Beasley, Rudy Gay, Kelly Olynyk
    • Washington Wizards: Will Barton & Kyle Kuzma

    Assets Owned

    • TPE: $2,506,904
    • TPE: $1,669,178
    • 2023 1st (more favorable of a) less favorable of own & HOU and b) PHI)
    • 2025 1st (less favorable of own & HOU 1-10 protected or least favorable of BKN, HOU, and OKC)
    • 2027 1st (HOU has swap rights)
    • 2027 PHI 1st (protected 1-8 if Sixers 2025 1st conveyed to OKC, if not conveyed then 2028 1st protected 1-8 if Sixers 2026 1st to OKC conveyed then 2028 2nd)
    • 2028 1st
    • 2029 1st
    • 2023 2nd (least favorable of BKN, ATL, & CHA)
    • 2025 MIA 2nd (protected 31-37)
    • 2026 2nd
    • 2028 2nd
    • 2029 2nd



    Be sure to check back in over the next few weeks with the trade deadline window open now in our first annual mock trade deadline to see what mock transactions have been executed. The Mock Trade Deadline will conclude on February 2

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