NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Passed Up On Huge Offers For 2 Trade Acquisitions

The Brooklyn Nets are apparently big fans of the key pieces they received in their superstar selloff trades at the deadline last week. We're getting word that they were offered huge returns for not only Mikal Bridges but also Dorian Finney-Smith.

The reports had an offer of four first-round picks for former Phoenix Suns' wing Bridges; the Nets got him as part of the Kevin Durant trade. 

They were also offered, we're now told, two first-round picks for Finney-Smith, who was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kyire Irving deal.

Brian Lewis of the New York Post writes:

Sources told The Post that multiple teams offered two firsts for Finney-Smith, and HoopsHype reported they rejected Memphis’ offer of four firsts for Bridges.

The 6'7" Finney-Smith is one of the top perimeter defenders in the league, and among others, Luka Doncic was very sad to see him go. He was averaging 9.1 points, 4.7 boards, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game this season prior to the trade. 

Bridges is also one of the most dynamic 3-and-D men in the NBA, as the four first-rounder offer would attest. He's at 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists, while knocking down threes at a 39% clip (4-for-8 since coming to Brooklyn two games ago).

Already having received four unprotected first-rounders from Phoenix in the Durant deal, the Nets are content to use the players they obtained to still fight for a playoff spot this season, while still having plenty of draft capital for the future. 

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