It has been an eventful NBA offseason for the Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Durant has requested a trade. Meanwhile, the organization might be looking to move Kyrie Irving as well. If Ben Simmons got dealt, that wouldn’t be shocking either.
The possibilities are endless. With that said, some outcomes are more likely than others. Durant, having requested a trade, feels most likely to move.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Nets should probably avoid selling low on Ben Simmons this summer. It’s reportedly an outcome they want to avoid, and that should come as no surprise.
Assuming Simmons sticks around, the Nets could benefit from adding complementary pieces around him to get the best out of his skill-set.
One type of player that stands out would be a stretch-five to maximize the Nets’ spacing around Simmons. What if they could find one that can also protect the rim?
With that in mind, here’s a trade that brings in a player who, in theory, complements him very nicely.
Indiana Pacers Receive: G/F Joe Harris, 2027 First-Round Pick (PHI via BKN)
Brooklyn Nets Receive: C Myles Turner