The Brooklyn Nets have been embroiled in so much controversy in recent weeks, currently in the midst of dealing with the Kyrie Irving saga and the fallout of parting ways with former head coach Steve Nash, that it has taken a lot of attention away from their troubling 2-6 start to begin the season. During the early goings of the 2022-23 campaign, it has been the Nets’ defense that has been their undoing thus far, ranking 27th as they allow 114.4 points per 100 possessions in the first eight games despite the return of noted defensive stalwart Ben Simmons.

However, it appears as if the Nets are looking to double-down even more on their offensive prowess, as they look to flank stars Kevin Durant and Irving with more reliable threats from beyond the arc. And a reliable shooter Simmons is not.

According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Nets have inquired on the availability of an unnamed Western conference veteran shooter over the past week.