The Brooklyn Nets have three gamers who’re thought of prime commerce candidates hours forward of the deadline: Dorian Finney-Smith, Royce O’Neale, and Spencer Dinwiddie.
Rival executives proceed to consider a first-round choose and a rotation participant is appropriate for Finney-Smith – who’s owed $14.9 million subsequent season with a $15.37 million participant possibility for the 2025-26 season – and a number of second-round picks might be had for O’Neale, who’s coming into unrestricted free company this summer time.
O’Neale has drawn commerce curiosity from the Rockets and Cavaliers lately, league sources informed HoopsHype. The Suns have additionally remained within the combine to land O’Neale. Nassir Little and a number of second-round picks have been dangled in commerce talks for O’Neale, league sources informed HoopsHype. Different groups who’ve circled the wagon on O’Neale embody the Lakers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Pacers, Kings, and Bucks.
For the Nets to half with Finney-Smith, it will take a future first-round choose beginning in 2025 or past that has an opportunity to be a possible Prime 20 choose together with a rotation participant, league sources informed HoopsHype. The Nets will not be excited by a late first-round choose nor a choose within the 2024 NBA Draft in any commerce talks for Finney-Smith.
Finney-Smith has drawn important curiosity on the commerce market, together with a number of playoff-caliber groups such because the Lakers, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Bucks, Thunder, Suns and Kings.
Dinwiddie has drawn curiosity from the Hawks and Lakers in commerce talks.
Maybe Dejounte Murray for a bundle involving Dinwiddie and a protected first-round choose may entice the Nets to commerce for the previous All-Star guard, who’s owed as much as $120.1 million over the following 4 years. Nonetheless, it’s value noting the Hawks have entered the week looking for two first-round picks in alternate for Murray, and he additionally has a 15 % commerce kicker in his contract.
As well as, regardless of some reported hypothesis, the Nets haven’t had substantive conversations with the Lakers and Hawks about becoming a member of as a 3rd staff to tackle Russell’s contract, HoopsHype has discovered.
Dinwiddie, a Los Angeles, California native who’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer time, grew up an enormous Kobe Bryant and Lakers fan.
As HoopsHype reported, Dinwiddie is unlikely to be a long-term piece past this season, league sources stated. Ought to he stay with the Nets previous the deadline, he’s not taking a buyout, as he publicly tweeted.