Even though it wasn’t the Woj Bomb that Brooklyn Nets fans were hoping for (that could still come later), the Nets have made their first trade of the 2020 offseason, as they’ll be sending Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for Bruce Brown.
The Nets are picking up a young guard with a bulldog mentality on defense and an offensive game that has grown leaps and bounds since Brown broke into the NBA consciousness at Summer League in 2019.
The appeal of Brown is not necessarily his upside. While he’ll never be a star, he should be a quality role player off the bench for Brooklyn, which is important for a team in need of good role players around the stars already in place.
Nets fans don’t have a clear picture of what their team will look like when the 2020-21 NBA season starts on Dec. 22, but with Brown, they are getting a defensive guard with a high floor who doesn’t break the bank contract wise. To make the money work for this deal, the Nets will be guaranteeing the $1.66 million on Brown’s contract for 2020-21.