NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets trade for Rudy Gay, Nick Young, form nice core with Brook Lopez, Jeremy Lin and chase playoff spot

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Rudy Gay (Photo Courtesy: Michael Tipton/Flickr)

The Brooklyn Nets won’t win a lot of games in the 2016-2017 NBA Season, as predicted by many NBA experts and analysts. However, they can still make some moves before the season starts including one where they acquire Rudy Gay and Nick Young and try to save their season.

Earlier in the summer, there were NBA rumors that Gay has demanded a trade out of Sacramento. Some reports have confirmed that Gay is on the trading block but so far the Kings have found no takers for the veteran forward.

Young is involved in controversies in L.A. after his rift with future starter D’Angelo Russell. The Lakers are also actively trading him this offseason.

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One team badly in need of players like Gay and Young are the Brooklyn Nets, which failed in their free agency signings this summer. The Nets tried to get Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe from the Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers but their respective teams retained both players.

How to get Rudy Gay, Nick Young to Brooklyn Nets?

A three-way trade between the Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings is possible via ESPN Trade Checker. This deal is good for teams involved with the Nets getting Gay, Lakers getting nice pieces and Kings saving some money to continue their rebuild.

In this trade the Kings will get Jose Calderon and Lou Williams, Lakers get Ben McLemore and Sean Kilpatrick and the Nets get Gay and Nick Young.

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The Kings will save a few million in this deal and retains their financial flexibility for the future. The Lakers add McLemore as depth to their guard rotation and the Nets vastly improve with two starters in Gay and Young.

Photo Courtesy: Michael Tipton/Flickr

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