Every NBA team has the same ultimate goal. They just have different ways of getting there.
The objective is to build an NBA champion. Some teams are on the cusp. They’ll make win-now trades. Other teams are far away from that goal.
What about teams in the middle? Typically, they have two choices. They could make more win-now trades to try to get toward contention, or, they could start rebuilding.
The Brooklyn Nets are facing that dilemma at the moment.
This team is solid, but they won’t be winning the title anytime soon. They could make some win-now moves this summer.
Here’s a deal that has them doing the opposite by sending Mikal Bridges to the Memphis Grizzlies.