The Brooklyn Nets started out the 2013-14 NBA season playing like a team destined for the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery, only without the pick to enjoy the spoils of a bad season. Despite an influx of veterans and a couple of future Hall-of-Famers, the Nets started out the year at just 4-12 and sat at a meager 10-21 at the end of December.
Since the start of January, though, the Nets have enjoyed a resurgent effort that currently has them sitting in the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. After posting a 13-5 record over their last 18 games, the Nets are poised to not only make the postseason, but even make a run for one of the top-four seeds in the East after the All-Star break.
With the opportunity at hand for Brooklyn, one of the questions that people have been asking is whether or not that will force the Nets to make a move before the Feb. 20 NBA Trade Deadline. As this team is playing without Brook Lopez due to a season-ending foot injury, some frontcourt help wouldn’t hurt. However, it seems like no deals will be featuring the Nets over the next week.
According to a report from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, there is only a “slim chance” that the Nets will make a move at the deadline. Bondy also added that the number he heard in terms of the chances that a trade happens is “less than 10 percent.”
Oddly enough given their struggles throughout the year, this is probably the right move for Brooklyn. This team is finally starting to click as a newly put-together roster under a new head coach in Jason Kidd. Bringing in new pieces would only further jeopardize any developing chemistry and possibly put the Nets back closer to square one. A deal is probably not going to happen for the Nets, which is the right way to handle the situation they’re currently in.