Bleacher Report suggests Nets upgrade at center in trade with Hawks

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While the Brooklyn Nets were able to retain young talent at the center position in Nic Claxton at the beginning of the offseason, analysts believe that the team could benefit from an upgrade.

Basketball writer Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report proposes a trade between the Atlanta Hawks and the Nets, to upgrade their big. The trade suggests that Brooklyn send sharpshooter Joe Harris and Cam Thomas to the Hawks for defensive presence Clint Capela.

“The Brooklyn Nets may not have a single above-average starting center on the roster. Nic Claxton and Day’Ron Sharpe both have the potential to become that, but they aren’t there yet. And with Kevin Durant (33 years old) and Kyrie Irving (30) on the team, the Nets don’t really have the luxury of long developmental runways. Losing Harris’ shooting would hurt, but offseason additions T.J. Warren and Royce O’Neale may be able to help make up for that.”

The trade would absolutely benefit both teams, and with Capela the Nets would have a complete starting lineup.

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