Brook Lopez Trade Ideas



The Brooklyn Nets might look to trade their “Big 3” of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez, according to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN. But what might that mean for the Nets? Here’s our top trade ideas — and yours.

Top trade: none. I’ll be honest: none of the Brook Lopez trade ideas really stood out to me. It’s hard to find the market for a slow center who’s struggled with foot injuries for two seasons and now has a lower back strain. Where does he fit in?

Here’s a smattering of the ones we got from you guys:

Brook Lopez, Mirza Teletovic, Andrei Kirilenko to Denver Nuggets for Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari, J.J. Hickson:

My take: Faried is also the most valuable chip in this trade by a wide margin, and even then he’d add long-term money for the Nets. Hard to see either team doing this one. From the early returns — and things could change — it looks like the Nets want to re-sign Teletovic.

Brook Lopez, Mirza Teletovic, Jorge Gutierrez to New Orleans Hornets for Al Jefferson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist:

My take: This is a different iteration of our top Joe Johnson trade. If the Hornets want to give up on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist this fast and move laterally with Jefferson-to-Lopez I am all for it.

Brook Lopez, Andrei Kirilenko to New Orleans Pelicans for Omer Asik, Ryan Anderson, Austin Rivers:

My take: I’m not a big fan of Austin Rivers and the Pelicans seem to rely on Asik to bolster their defense or cover mistakes, so I’m not sure this one works. But it’s worth a phone call.

Brook Lopez, second-round pick to Houston Rockets For James Harden, Patrick Beverley:

My take:

Brook Lopez to Golden State Warriors for Andre Iguodala:

My take: No, but close. More on Iguodala in this section.

Brook Lopez to Phoenix Suns for either Marcus or Markieff Morris, Alex Len, and possibly P.J. Tucker:

My take: First of all, I love that you can choose either of the Morris twins like you’re trying to pick between 99-cent dish detergents at the supermarket. (For the record, Markieff is the shooter, Marcus is the rebounder.) Phoenix would need to use Markieff (who makes slightly more money) and certainly add Tucker to make the salaries work. Even then, I really don’t see why Phoenix splits the Morris twins unless they’ve got no faith in Len, and if they don’t, that’s a bit of a red flag in and of itself, no?

Brook Lopez to Portland Trail Blazers for Robin Lopez, Thomas Robinson, C.J. McCollum, “and hopefully picks”:

My take: Sadly seems like Robin is more valuable than Brook these days, but I’d watch this happen just so we have the first twins in NBA history traded for one another.

Brook Lopez to Oklahoma City Thunder for Kendrick Perkins’ expiring contract, Jeremy Lamb; or those two plus Perry Jones III, pick:

My take: Intriguing, but that trade plunges the Thunder into the luxury tax this season and even deeper next year. They’re not doing that. Remember, they traded flourishing NBA superstar James Harden to avoid the luxury tax. You think they’re taking Brook Lopez for it?

Brook Lopez, Andrei Kirilenko to New York Knicks for Iman Shumpert, Samuel Dalembert, and Andrea Bargnani:

My take: Just gonna sidestep this one like

Brook Lopez to Los Angeles Lakers for Steve Nash (retired), Carlos Boozer, Xavier Henry:

My take: A strong trade idea if you believe in Henry’s potential or think the Lakers would be willing to give up a pick. The Lakers tried to acquire Lopez last year in a trade for Pau Gasol, though they might’ve soured on him since his recent injuries. But then you’d have to root for Carlos Boozer.

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