Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks listening to trade offers for several players
From NBA media reports
The Brooklyn Nets are flush with contributing players on bargain-level deals. As such, they’re getting plenty of interest in the trade market as the NBA’s trade deadline approaches on Feb. 8. Among the players drawing the eyes of other teams are Joe Harris, DeMarre Carroll and Spencer Dinwiddie.
Nets GM Sean Marks is well aware his team has players other teams may want to add for a playoff run and beyond. Newsday‘s Greg Logan reports Marks is weighing the offers as well as whether or not parting with players the Nets have developed will affect the team’s long-term goals:
Marks declined to discuss specific players or trade rumors in a recent discussion, but it’s clear that perimeter shooter Joe Harris, who is having a career year and is headed to free agency after this season, will attract attention.
Point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who is having a breakout season and will be on a non-guaranteed contract for a mere $1.6 million next season, also is widely considered a bargain. Veteran small forward DeMarre Carroll, who is on the books next season for $15 million, has revived his career with the Nets and could help a playoff contender.
“Just because we get a call doesn’t mean we’re going to do anything. At the end of the day, I think if we’ve invested a lot of sweat equity in guys, I would like that to be fruitful for the Nets’ organization. I don’t know how that’s going to play out.”
Considering the work that went into identifying and developing players such as Harris and Dinwiddie, it’s possible Marks might be willing to meet an asking price by Harris that could approach $5 million to $6 million to start. Dinwiddie is eligible for an extension in December and might be worth as much as $8 million to $9 million.
“Everybody has a walkaway [price], right?” Marks said. “We have walkaways. We’ll see. I think we’ve been creative up until this point. We’ve been patient up until this point. I think that’s going to continue. I think we’re going to be curious. I think there’s going to be other guys that we find and develop along the way here. It could be one, it could be three, I have no idea.”
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