The Nets need a point guard, and they're looking at Jeff Teague as a possible solution.
ESPN's Zack Lowe lists Brooklyn as one of the teams that has inquired about Teague, as well as the Bucks, Jazz, Knicks, and Magic.
"The Nets and Knicks don't have many assets; the Nets are testing the market for Thad Young and Brook Lopez -- they'd be irresponsible not to, even without a full-time GM -- and if they snare a first-round pick for one of them, Brooklyn could flip it for Teague."
Teague is due $8 million next season. In 52 games this season, he is averaging 15.1 points and 5.5 assists over 28.6 minutes this season.
Teague is certainly intriguing, mostly due to the fact that the Nets are just lost at the point guard position. There are going to be plenty of teams in the market for Mike Conley, as he leads a very shallow class of point guards who are unrestricted free agent this summer. So a trade might just be the best way for Brooklyn to find the next man to run their offense, and they could do worse than Teague.
This is the only way starting Young makes sense to me: if it's part of a larger way to make the team a contender for next season. If Brooklyn theoretically could go into free agency with Teague and Lopez, that might entice a shooting guard to come on board. Then you have a formidable starting five, admittedly still with some work to do. But it would be a start. I think this bears watching, and if Thad is indeed dealt before Friday, I'd have to imagine a corresponding move like this will follow.