After a rocky start to this season, both on and off the court, the Brooklyn Nets have gotten hot and become a very good team of late.
They are turning into something of an offensive juggernaut under head coach Jacque Vaughn.
However, by no means do the Nets have a full puzzle.
In fact, they do still have roster holes, and perhaps their biggest hole is at the center position, where they only have one true center in Nic Claxton who gets any type of regular playing time.
If the Nets are to seriously contend for the NBA championship they have never won, they need an upgrade at that position in order to deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics come playoff time.
Curry is one of the Nets’ best outside shooters, but he’s averaging just 8.3 points a game this season, which is down from 15.0 a game last season, and they rank second in 3-point shooting percentage, so they may be able to absorb the loss of Curry.
Giving up their next first-round draft pick would also sting, but this would be a win-now move, and since the off-the-court drama surrounding the team has calmed down, it may be worth it.
Poeltl is a legitimate 7-footer, and he is averaging 12.1 points on 64.6 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 blocked shots in 26.2 minutes a game this season.
Jakob Poeltl is just awesome pic.twitter.com/7ZOj1ELjJB
— Mark Schindler (@MG_Schindler) March 30, 2022
Brooklyn got an up-close-and-personal look at him on Monday, and he could be the center it needs to truly get to the next level, especially defensively and on the boards.NEXT: This Mock Trade Would Give The Nets More Shooting And Defense