Milwaukee Bucks: Comparing assets for P.J. Tucker trade to other suitors

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How do the Brooklyn Nets’ assets compare to the Milwaukee Bucks?

The goliath standing in the East, the Brooklyn Nets have been a wrecking crew, especially after the blockbuster to land Harden from the Rockets earlier this season.

Having won 12 of their last 13 games to improve to 26-13 on the season and a half-game back of the East-leading Philadelphia 76ers, the Nets are on their way to their final form, all while being without superstar Kevin Durant. Of course, it helps to have Harden and perennial All-Star Kyrie Irving to carry the torch as Durant continues to be on the mend.

The Nets have recently added veteran forward Blake Griffin on the buyout market and continue to be in the mix for Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond, should he head that way too. Tucker would be a luxury to this team, but it’s clear the Nets’ starpower is attracting all sorts of interest from players trying to land with a winner.

With that said, the Nets find themselves in the same exact position as the Bucks, especially after making the landmark deal for Harden earlier this year. Brooklyn seized all control of their first rounders until 2027 and only have their second rounders in 2024, 2026 and 2027.

Furthermore, the Nets have two rookies, Nicolas Claxton and Landry Shamet, that are cost-controlled contracts that would have to be that could entice the Rockets into a deal. That’s why, as Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report reported recently, there’s been rumors around the league that the Nets would deal the injured Spencer Dinwiddie and his $11.4 million salary to Houston in exchange for Tucker.

However, The Athletic’s Shams Charania ($$) reported Monday morning that the Nets appear to be out of the Tucker market, at least as of now. Either way, the Nets certainly know first-hand that they will continue attracting supporting talent to vie for an NBA title this season.