NBA Rumors: Nets Willing To Trade 3 Elite Shooters

The Brooklyn Nets are 2nd in the NBA in three-point percentage, hitting on 39% of their long-distance shots. Word is that they're willing to deal from that strength in order to bring in more size in the frontcourt.

According to Kevin O'Connor in The Ringer:

League sources say the Nets are one of the teams more actively looking for upgrades before the stretch run. Joe Harris ($18.6 million), Seth Curry ($8.5 million), and Patty Mills ($6.5 million) could be involved in trades because of their short-term salaries and the fact that they’ve been playing lesser roles lately. 

With Royce O'Neal moving up the food chain, and Kyrie Irving actually being available on a consistent basis for the last two months, Harris and Curry's minutes have been reduced. Mills has been practically a forgotten man after averaging 11.4 points in 29 minutes last season. He's down to just 12 minutes per game and 5.5 points. 

But all three of them can still fill it up from behind the arc, and they could play bigger roles on other teams. 

Beyond them, trade chips are scarce on the Nets roster, notes O'Connor, limited to "unproven talent" like  Day’Ron Sharpe and Cam Thomas, and a couple of late-decade first-round picks.  

The Nets have been mentioned prominently in talks for the likes of big men like Jakob Poeltl, Naz Reid, Mo Bamba, Jarred Vanderbilt, or Kelly Olynyk. 

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