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3 trade targets for the Nets heading into the NBA trade deadline

The trade deadline for the 2023-24 NBA season is Feb. 8 and with that date less than one month away, the pressure is starting to mount on some teams to make moves. For teams like the Brooklyn Nets, that deadline represents how much time they have to make a choice on their future given where the season is heading.

The Nets have won just four of its last 16 games and while two of those wins were against the Phoenix Suns and the Oklahoma City thunder, those victories seem like outliers. The other two victories were against the lowly Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn made those wins seems too close for comfort until the end.

The Nets have some major holes on the team as they have been worse on defense than expected and their offense is starting to falter now that the threes aren’t falling. Here are three players for Brooklyn to go after with the trade deadline approaching:

Dejounte Murray

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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Based on recent reporting, Murray would be the best player that the Nets could reasonably get prior to the deadline. One of Brooklyn’s holes is lead guard and Murray fits that that bill as a player who could score and pass from that spot. He also has some positional size that could the Nets stay in their drop coverage pick-and-roll defense due to is ability to crowd the opposing team’s ball-handler.

Buddy Hield

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Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Hield is a player that could make an immediate impact to the Nets as a spot-up three-point shooter. While Hield is making $19 million this season, he is also on a expiring contract so if he doesn’t re-sign in the offseason for a good number, he would at least create cap space for the Nets to use in the summer.

Terry Rozier

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Rozier is unlikely to be had for a team like the Nets given that the Charlotte Hornets are likely looking for young players and draft picks instead of for the veterans that the Nets have a surplus of. However, Rozier represents a player that Brooklyn needs and that’s a player that can consistently break down defenders outside of the offensive scheme and be able to create space for himself.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire