While the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline is usually hectic, the NBA hasn’t seen a trade deadline as crazy as this year’s in a very long time, if ever. One of the biggest movers in the league was the Brooklyn Nets. This resulted in multiple trades, completely changing the Brooklyn Nets’ depth chart.
After going 18-2 over a 20-game stretch, Kyrie Irving requested a trade just a week before the NBA Trade Deadline, forcing the hand of the Nets organization. After trading Irving to the Mavericks, Brooklyn saw the writing on the wall and dealt Kevin Durant along with other players and picks to completely revamp their roster. It was hard to keep track of the roster with all the trades they were a part of.
With the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline now behind us, here is a look at the new 2022-23 Brooklyn Nets depth chart and roster.
Brooklyn Nets Depth Chart and Roster
Point Guards: Spencer Dinwiddie, Edmond Sumner and Seth Curry
The Brooklyn Nets’ depth chart and roster are going to be a work in progress this year, but they at least have plenty of experience at the point. Spencer Dinwiddie returns to the Nets after previously spending time with the team from 2016-21. Luckily for the Nets, all of their point guards will be under contract through the 2023-24 season. While they don’t have much star power at the position, Brooklyn has enough talent to be near the middle of the pack in the NBA.
Shooting Guards: Cam Thomas and Joe Harris
While the name Cam Thomas may not have carried much weight prior to the last few weeks, he has shown just how elite of a scorer he can be. Thomas is averaging 34.8 points over the last five games and has dropped 40 or more points in the last three games. Cam Thomas has shown he can start in this league and Joe Harris is still one of the best three-point shooters as well.
Small Forwards: Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson and Yuta Watanabe
Two of the biggest players in the return for Kevin Durant at the NBA Trade Deadline were Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson. The pair combined to average 30 points and eight rebounds per game for the Phoenix Suns. They can easily hold their own in the league and will play big roles in the Brooklyn Nets’ depth chart and roster.
Power Forwards: Dorian Finney-Smith, Royce O’Neale and Ben Simmons
With Ben Simmons likely never getting near what he once was in the league, the Nets need plenty of help at the power forward position. Finney-Smith is one of the best “3-and-D” players in the league and one of the most underrated players overall. With both of their power forwards outside of Simmons at, or shorter than 6’7″, the Nets will have a massive problem with size moving forward.
Centers: Nic Claxton, Day’Ron Sharpe
While Nic Claxton has plenty of parts of his game left to work on, he’s still a premier young talent in the league. At just 23, Claxton is already in his fourth NBA season and averaging over 13 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks per game. Day’Ron Sharpe has a lot left to learn as another young talent at just 21 years old. If the Nets can give him some more playing time and develop him, Brooklyn may quickly have the best pair of centers in the league.