They finally get Kyrie and form a big 3. He's likely to re-sign there too. Good chemistry with Lebron and excellent pick and roll duo with AD. This could get them back into being championship contenders in the wide open Western Conference. Coby White could help out too as a microwave scorer off the bench.
The Nets first trade Kyrie to the Lakers for Westbrook and the 2027 2029 FRPs. But given they need to win right now due to not wanting to waste KD's last years of being dominant force along with not having their own picks to rebuild, they need to flip that for a win now player. This is perfect and a best case scenario. They get out of the Kyrie situation and get an all star to replace him in Derozan while also being under team control for 2 years. This keeps them in championship contention. This also allows Simmons to be a point guard again. Simmons is currently playing a role similar to Jarred Vanderbilt, but that's not maximizing his skillset, hence his underwhelming season. Playing him at point guard is maximizing his skillset. He gets to use his playmaking and ball handling skills more to make plays and take the pressure off of KD. He can create matchup nightmare situations where a shorter point guard would likely be guarding him. They also get an excellent defensive guard in Caruso. CHI
This could be the first step in blowing it up. This current team is not good enough to do anything in the East. Better to start selling. They get two very valuable Lakers picks. Derozan's contract is off the books and Russ expires so they save money. They also get the 76ers pick in 2027. Sharpe could also get a bigger role in Chicago and succeed as a result when Vucevic leaves or they trade him away. Drummond is not a long term guy here either.