The Brooklyn Nets suffered a crushing defeat to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, which has left fans quite concerned. It seems like most are of the opinion that the team needs to bring in more talent.
Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report has similar thoughts when it comes to the Nets. With their star player Kyrie Irving out of the picture for now, Bailey believes that the Nets should trade him to the San Antonio Spurs.
Irving would give San Antonio something it simply doesn’t have right now: a star. Building around Kyrie has proven difficult, at best, for multiple teams, but the Spurs’ organizational infrastructure and plenty of smart, unselfish complementary players could give them a better chance than some of his previous employers.
This might not be the best deal for the Nets, since in return they would be getting Thaddeus Young, shooting guard Derrick White, and a lottery-protected first-round draft pick.
However, as the saying goes, “beggars can’t be choosers.” The Nets are in a tough spot at the moment, especially with Irving not playing, and his contract about to expire. Keeping this mind, any deal at all would be a win.
This is something Bailey acknowledged as well. That being said, he did concede that both White and Young are “positive contributors who would have no problem moving the ball to stars like Kevin Durant and James Harden.”
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