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NBA trade machine: Deals for Nets involving John Collins, Terry Rozier, Myles Turner

Can the Nets make some changes around the fringes of the roster?

Atlanta Hawks v Philadelphia 76ers
John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 28, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Brooklyn Nets are starting to find their footing after some rough moments early in the season and drama surrounding Kyrie Irving. Kevin Durant remains as efficient as ever but his health has been in question over the last few seasons. Could the Nets swing a deal for another star? Here’s some moves Brooklyn could explore this trade season.

Trade 1

Hawks get: Joe Harris, Patty Mills, Day’Ron Sharpe, 2027 first-round pick
Nets get: John Collins

Collins is a huge boost in the frontcourt for the Nets, who will gladly sacrifice the future asset for immediate help. Losing Harris’ shooting and Sharpe’s potential is the price of business here. The Hawks get some point guard depth, wing shooting and a young big in addition to a draft asset for a player they’re trying to move on from.

Trade 2

Hornets get: Joe Harris, Patty Mills, 2027 protected first-round pick
Nets get: Terry Rozier

The draft pick doesn’t really help Charlotte immediately but getting out of Rozier’s long-term deal provides some benefit. Harris might actually be a better fit next to LaMelo Ball. As for the Nets, they get another scorer offensively who can also carry a second unit effectively. If Rozier weren’t so inefficient, the price point would be a lot higher.

Trade 3

Pacers get: Joe Harris, Patty Mills, Royce O’Neale, Cam Thomas, 2027 first-round pick, 2029 first-round pick
Nets get: Buddy Hield, Myles Turner

This is similar to the rumored Lakers deal but with better players going back to Indiana. Harris, O’Neale and Thomas all have long-term value for Indiana. The future draft picks are nice. Turner adds some much-needed help on the interior for Brooklyn, while Hield provides some more defensive chops than Harris. If Turner keeps playing the way he is, the deal would vault Brooklyn into the upper realm of the East.