NBA Trades: Knicks land Brunson's dream co-star in potential blockbuster with Nets

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NBA Trades: Would the Nets accept this deal?

The Nets are in the worst place to be in the NBA: the middle. They thought this team would be good enough to make the playoffs this season, but they finished 32-50. Yes, they were able to trade Irving and Durant for some draft capital, but they gave up so much for Harden that the Rockets have control over their draft, including the third pick in this year’s draft.

In addition to that, the Nets have turned down multiple offers for Bridges in the past year, including four first-round picks from the Memphis Grizzlies and Jalen Green and multiple first round picks from the Rockets. They have had chances to rebuild and acquire assets, but have declined to do so.

The team needs to start fresh and completely gut the roster this offseason, especially since it looks like their top trade target, Donovan Mitchell, looks unlikely to be available. This deal with the Knicks allows them to head in that direction.

They acquire the 24th and 25th picks in this year’s draft to acquire some young talent that they desperately need and a future first in 2026. Given the fact that they declined great offers for Bridges in the past, they will look to try and tweak this deal and get the most out of the Knicks as possible. However, given the down year Bridges had, this might be the best they can get.

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