With the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 9, the Brooklyn Nets are running out of time to make their roster better through trading. Brooklyn has been linked to some frontcourt players like Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, Minnesota Timberwolves center Naz Reid, and Milwaukee Bucks center Serge Ibaka.
These days, websites are filled with ideas of mock trades in how teams can get better and what moves would allow for those improvements to happen. The Nets are no exception.
With that being said, there is a new mock trade to review. It's no secret that Brooklyn could stand to add some depth to its frontcourt given that MIP candidate Nic Claxton is the team's only true big in the usual rotation. Day'Ron Sharpe is another big on the team, but he has only shown flashes when given extended time. Here's what B/R laid out as a trade for the Nets to get better:
The Mock Trade
Brooklyn Nets Receive: Zach Collins, Josh Richardson.
San Antonio Spurs Receive: Joe Harris, Patty Mills, Philadelphia's 2027 first-round pick (top-eight protection through 2028; turns into 2028 second if not conveyed).
Should the Nets Do This Trade?
While Zach Collins and Josh Richardson would be good additions to a Nets team looking for depth in the frontcourt, it remains to be seen if those players would fit better than Joe Harris and Patty Mills. Collins would give the team another big to turn to if Nic Claxton gets in foul trouble or if he gets hurt. Richardson has had a good season with the Spurs thus far and he would help fill the void of Harris. Also, parting with Philadelphia's 2027 first-round pick wouldn't be that big of a loss. If this was the price, Brooklyn should do this deal.
What B/R thinks of the trade
Story originally appeared on Nets Wire