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The Nets Trade for Defensive Specialists


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Spurs

Spurs

+1 player ($17.4m),
Cap Impact - $7.0M
  • Joe Harris
    Joe Harris
    SG, 6' 6", 0.36 LEBRON
    Off Screen Shooter

    $17.3M

    3yrs

    3

+ 0  Wins

-12.12  MPG

+1.12  Off.

-0.95  Def.

Nets

Nets

+2 players ($14.2m),
Cap Impact + $7.0M
  • Thaddeus Young
    Thaddeus Young
    PF, 6' 8", 0.91 LEBRON
    Post Scorer

    $14.1M

    1yr

    27
  • Al-Farouq Aminu

    PO

    Al-Farouq Aminu
    SF, 6' 8", -0.72 LEBRON
    Player Option, Stretch Big

    $10.1M

    1yr

    27

+ 0  Wins

+12.12  MPG

-1.12  Off.

+0.95  Def.

San Antionio gets absolutely great value for 2 expiring contracts who will more likely fit in a contender like Brooklyn. This at least puts less pressure on McDermott being the only reliable outside shooting threat.

Brooklyn can't have Durant as their best defender when they literally have him carrying more than half of the offensive load of the entire team. They need guys to fill a "P.J. Tucker role" to compete for the championship -- a good enough 3-point threat (not exactly a sniper though but you would still contest their shots) and a great hustle player. Aminu ticks both of those boxes and Young ticks probably more. They'll give problems to teams in the playoffs and this would be a very good win-now move for Brooklyn.


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