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The Nets need to desperately improve their defense. I remember someone once told me that historically it is borderline impossible to win a championship if you don’t have a top 15 defense, and they allowed the 10th most points last season, and had the 9th largest defensive rating. These are some moves that can improve their team bigtime.
Trades Joe Harris, Nick Claxton, Cam Thomas, and 2 seconds for Myles Turner
Why the Nets do it: They get someone that was first in the DPOY race, and can still play DPOY-caliber defense
Why the Pacers do it: They get two great shooters in Cam Thomas and Joe Harris, plus they get more assets for their future.
Trades Patty Mills and 2 seconds for David Nwaba
Why the Nets do it: They get more defense
Why the Rockets do it: They get a veteran player in Patty Mills that can be a good mentor for the young guys, and not to mention John Wall is gonna be gone, so this could be a good bench player(with KPJ as the starting PG)
Trades Jevon Carter and a second for Kris Dunn
Why the Nets do it: Yes, they lose defense in Carter but they get someone who is better defensively, and was once 2nd in steals
Why the Grizzlies do it: They get value for a player they don’t really need that much
After these moves, the Nets will have a rotation of:
Kyrie-Harden-KD-Aldridge-Turner with a bench of Dunn-Brown-Nwaba-Millsap-Blake