Brooklyn Nets: Nets should trade for Aaron Gordon before the trade deadline

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Aaron Gordon. Brooklyn Nets
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After an 8-18 start and Caris LeVert going down with a major injury, the Brooklyn Nets have won 20 games and should trade for Aaron Gordon at the deadline to maintain this pace now and beyond.

The Brooklyn Nets are rolling and could actually make the playoffs, they could ensure they are in in it to win it by trading for a player like Aaron Gordon at the trade deadline.

To start, since the beginning of December the Nets have arguably been one of the best teams in the NBA, going 20-6 following their December 5th loss to the Thunder (as of this writing).

Leading the charge has been guards D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie, though Dinwiddie has missed the last 3 games with a thumb injury and will remain out for the time being.

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When at 28-24, the Nets are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference and would be playing the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs if the season ended today.

With the team playing at a very high level and the trade deadline approaching, the Nets are suddenly in a position they haven’t seen since the last time they made the playoffs: trade deadline buyers.

Yes, the Nets should be looking to improve their team come February 7th. They have a young core of guards in Russell and Dinwiddie, and an anchor at the Center position in Jarrett Allen. This core is helping the team win now and will continue to in the future.

But the East is still pretty wide open this season, and the Nets should be taking advantage of that.

They also finally have their first round draft picks back, something they also haven’t had in years.

What does all of this mean? Well, it means that it’s time for them to make a move. And there’s one player they should target that can help them win now that wouldn’t affect the team’s future.

This could be a risky yet beneficial trade for both sides, and here’s why