3 Brooklyn Nets That Might Fetch Lottery Pick in 2024 NBA Draft

Despite this draft class being seen as one of the weaker classes in recent years, the Nets would be wise to acquire some picks in this draft.
May 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Taiwanese businessman Joe Tsai (center) cheers during the
May 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Taiwanese businessman Joe Tsai (center) cheers during the / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Cameron Johnson

When the Nets traded away Kevin Durant, one of the key pieces they acquired was Cam Johnson, who's a young building block in his own right. However, he may help the Nets rebuild the most by getting moved.

Johnson is under team control for three more seasons at $23 million per year, making him an attractive trade chip for many teams.

If the Nets moved on from Johnson, not only would it fetch them a high-caliber selection in this year's draft, but it would also fetch them future assets to rebuild with. If a team like the Hawks wanted to build to win now the Nets could potentially land the first overall pick in this year's draft while Johnson could be an attractive piece for any team with three years of control at 28 years old.

The Nets will have a difficult decision to make with Johnson as he can certainly be a part of the team's future plans but, by the time the team's ready to compete, Johnson will likely be thirty years old. If the team plans on making a trade push for a player of Donovan Mitchell's caliber, the draft picks the Nets would return in the future could help push the deal across the finish line.

Dennis Schroder

When the Nets acquired Dennis Schroder at the trade deadline for Spencer Dinwiddie, it gave the team an extra trade chip for this off-season as Schroder is under team control for 2024-25. In his time between the Nets and the Raptors, Schroder proved to be a capable scorer still averaging 14.0 points per game.

While Schroder is the less attractive of the Nets' trade chips, he could still be a great piece for a team looking to compete for the playoffs. Schroder could serve as a sixth man leading the second unit for teams like the Warriors, Thunder, Kings, or Jazz at the back half of the lottery, or for a team like the Heat or 76ers right outside the draft lottery.

Acquiring picks to add more young pieces should be the Nets' goal and any first-round pick in return for Schroder would be a massive win for the team.

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