NBA Rumors: Top 3 Brooklyn Nets Trade Candidates

The Brooklyn Nets are treading water near the bottom of the Eastern Conference Play-In spots, currently at 10-9 on the season. What they will do as they approach the Feb. 8th trade deadline is still up in the air, but if they decide to sell, there will be some in-demand assets they'll be able to move.

Let's have a look at three players that make the most sense to be dealt ahead of the deadline over the next two months.

Spencer Dinwiddie

A pending free agent, Dinwiddie realizes his time in Brooklyn could be nearing an end. “I’ll be a free agent at the end of the year. I earned my pension already, so it is what it is," Dinwiddie told HoopsHype. "We’ll see what happens after that. If the team wins and we’ve got guys rolling, at the bare minimum, I’ve left the team in good hands, and if it’s time for me to ride off into the sunset, that’s what it is, and I’ll be a Brooklyn Nets fan.”

One NBA executive said “Dinwiddie can help a team and make big shots." A nine-year veteran, he's averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 assists in 31 minutes per game thus far this season.

Dorian Finney-Smith

The 3-and-D wing has already drawn interest from the likes of the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and even his old team, the Dallas Mavericks. He was sent to Brooklyn by Dallas as part of last year's Kyrie Irving trade. And Finney-Smith is having a nice season, averaging 11 points, 5.5 boards, and a remarkable 45.4% shooting from long range. In addition, he's on a reasonable contract, that includes two more seasons (including this one) at about $14M, plus a player option after that.

Royce O'Neal

Another pending unrestricted free agent, HoopsHype reports that the Nets would be looking for a protected first-round pick for O’Neale. He's currently having a nice campaign off the bench for Brooklyn, averaging 8.2 points, 5.4 boards and 3.4 assists, while shooting 40% from three. 

All of the above are significant contributors to the Nets at this point, and again, only if they decide to pack it in as we near February would we expect all of these guys to be dealt. 

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