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The Brooklyn Nets are trading Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick via Toronto in exchange for Pistons guard Bruce Brown.
Musa was buried on the Nets' depth chart and will now have a better opportunity to see additional playing time. He will compete for a spot off the Pistons' bench. Musa averaged 4.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.4 steals across 12.2 minutes in 40 games for the Nets last season.
Dzanan Musa played 35 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 108-96 win over the Magic, scoring 17 points (5-15 FG, 2-7 3PT, 5-8 FT) with six boards, six assists, one steal, and four turnovers.
Musa took full advantage of his opportunity Tuesday with Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, and Jarrett Allen on the sidelines. He was aggressive in looking for his shot and was hustling up and down the floor on every possession. The Nets have one more seeding game remaining before the playoffs, so look for Musa to get some heavy minutes for at least one more game.
Dzanan Musa missed his only field goal and did not contribute to the Nets loss.
Musa was averaging close to 12 minutes per game, but the Nets opted to keep him out of this game. He'll get his playing time as the Nets are keen to develop their top pick from last year. However, his contributions will be limited with just 12 minutes per game.
The Brooklyn Nets selected Dzanan Musa, a forward from Bosnia-Herzegovina, with the 29th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Musa brings on-ball scoring to the Nets, where he’ll likely come off the bench mainly for offense. Musa should come to the NBA this year as he has a relatively low buyout, but he’s still a work-in-progress and doesn’t provide much value outside scoring.