Nets Not Planning To Make Trade To Replace Brook Lopez
The Brooklyn Nets will be without Brook Lopez for the remainder of the season, but they have no plans on replacing him with a player outside the organization at this point.
"If there's a deal out there that we feel is going to make us a better team, we'll do it regardless of tax or the future, but we're not going to panic and do a move just to make a move because we feel we have to," Billy King said Sunday. "I still believe in this group. Brook's a big part of it, but we do have other guys, that's why we have depth."
The Nets do not expect to be a "seller" ahead of the deadline.
The Nets could sign a player with a disabled player exception, which they have applied for with the league office.
"Every team that has a big guy on the sideline calls to offer their services, but we had been in discussions with a lot of teams up to this point," King said. "There's not an imminent move, we're not looking to make any imminent move trade-wise. We've got 14 other guys that can step up, but we'll continue to discuss possibilities if it can make our team better."