The Nets were quiet at the recent NBA trade deadline. This summer could be different, and general manager Sean Marks said his current personnel could be of assistance when adding future pieces.
One of the Nets stars, Kyrie Irving, recently said his team is "one or two" pieces away. His season is done and Kevin Durant's never began in the first place.
All those circumstances combined have many looking toward Brooklyn's future, not their present. When discussing Irving's comments on WFAN radio on Monday, Marks reflected by saying that some players could be of assistance to getting the Nets to where he and Irving envision them.
"I always take a select handful of players in terms of how we continue to build this. We've done this from Day 1... gather their thoughts. These guys know the players better than anyone else. This is what we're looking at. Well what do you think? They'll be brutally honest because they've got to go play with those guys. So I think it's important to weigh their opinions from time to time, and we certainly do that," Marks said.
Since the deadline is over with, naturally the Nets will have to wait until the offseason for those additions as they current sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. That's a playoff spot, but any team's future would look better than their present in the Nets' current situation. That begged the question, with the likes of Irving and Durant already waiting until next season for continue their careers, has Marks already had some of those conversations? Not so fast, he added.
"No, we certainly haven't had those conversations yet," he said. "Right now, it's far too early. I think we're making the most of this season and what's to come, and at the right time, we'll certainly sit there with the players and go from there."