Why The Brooklyn Nets Do The Deal
For the Brooklyn Nets, this deal is all about floor balance.
Yes, Seth Curry is one of the most reliable floor-spacers in the NBA. With that said, so is Joe Harris. He missed most of the 2021-22 season with an injury.
That’s not to say there’d be any harm in rostering both next season. After all, a competitive team can never feature too much floor-spacing. Still, flipping one of them for a strong defensive big might be a better use of resources.
Some will protest that the Nets already have one of those as well. Nic Claxton is a good, versatile defensive big. Jakob Poeltl is better. In fact, the gap between them is much wider than the arguably non-existent one between Harris and Curry.
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In other words, this should be a roster upgrade for the Nets. Given that they won’t own their own first-round pick outright until 2028 anyway, it’s probably a sensible one – no matter what else happens.