NBA Trade Rumors: Nets ‘actively’ aggressive heading into trade deadline

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NBA Trade Rumors: Heading into the trade deadline, the Brooklyn Nets have been one of the most aggressive teams in search of an upgrade.

You can make the argument that the Brooklyn Nets have been one of the most impressive teams so far in the Eastern Conference. When healthy, this was a team that was on the same wavelength as the Boston Celtics at their height.

Then, injuries happened. But even though the Nets have tumbled a bit in the East standings since Kevin Durant’s injury, this is a team that is operating under the belief that they can win it all this season. As they should.

According to a recent report, the Nets have been actively looking for an upgrade ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline. They’re not just happy with how well the team has played when healthy this season. The team sees their potential and they’re willing to go all-in for it.

The Brooklyn Nets want to make a big move for the stretch run

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Nets have been aggressive heading into the deadline. This team feels like it’s a move away from potentially being the championship favorite heading into the stretch run and before Kevin Durant’s injury, there was a case to be made to back that up.

However, making a big move at the deadline could be easier said than done. Brooklyn is at least going to try. The recent rumblings surrounding this team suggest that they are looking for some help in the frontcourt, specifically a power forward that they could play next to Nic Claxton (who is having a breakout season in his own right).

When healthy, as is, the Nets are a team that could potentially make a deep run in the playoffs. This is a team that can match up with any other team in the league, and like their chances. The scariest thing about this Nets team is that they’re just not a spectacular offense anymore. The Nets have a top-10-ranked defense this season too.

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If the Nets manage to pull this off and make a big addition at the trade deadline, it’s going to be difficult to not think of them as a potential favorite to come out of the East. Especially if this team is healthy going into the tournament.