4. Turn Seth Curry and/or Patty Mills into superior assets
Curry and Mills were both helpful players for the Nets last season, but the duo enters next season with significant expiring contracts. That gives Brooklyn a chance to move one or both sweet-shooting guards for players who can operate as two-way contributors in the playoffs this offseason.
Securing that kind of deal won’t be easy for the Nets’ front office, but it should be something they search for tirelessly. Curry is the more valuable of the two guys because he’s at least a passable defender. He should only be moved in a deal that brings back a high-level, two-way starter.
The standard to offload Mills should be lower. He was a really valuable regular season piece for Brooklyn this year but his defensive deficiencies caused his minutes to drop significantly in the playoffs. That sort of player just isn’t worth much to a Nets team that needs to focus their resources on winning in the postseason.
It’s even possible that Brooklyn might need to deal Curry and Mills together to bring in a player with an even bigger salary. Parting with either veteran guard would damage Brooklyn’s depth in the regular season, but would raise their playoff ceiling.