4. 2024 second-round pick (via Brooklyn)
The Brooklyn Nets' 2024 second-round pick could quite possibly be a top-35 draft pick, due to the Nets' standing and likely finish in the Eastern Conference. In other words, the pick will have the same value as a late first-round pick in the high 20s.
We've already seen how valuable second-round picks have become, as they've been used to acquire players like Obi Toppin, Kenyon Martin Jr., Monte Morris, and Xavier Tillman, to name a few, due to the Stepien Rule, preventing teams from trading their own first-round draft picks in consecutive years. Brooklyn's 2024 second-round pick could be one of the most coveted second-round picks in this year's draft.
3. 2025 first-round pick (via Brooklyn)
The Brooklyn Nets' immediate future looks quite bleak, as currently constructed. Mikal Bridges isn't saving them, although they'd love to think he can.
Ben Simmons' presence on the roster in 2024-25 will prevent them from being able to spend his $40.3 million on a contributor (or two), and although he'll be in the final year of his deal, he'll essentially be dead weight for the Nets next season. And it's not like we're talking about the All-NBA version of Ben Simmons.
This version can't seem to be able to stay on the court. Making matters worse is that Nic Claxton will likely be off the roster by then, as his contract expires at the end of the season. Again, it could get ugly for the Nets in 2025, making their first-round pick even more tantalizing.