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Now that the Yankees have obtained slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a lineup that includes Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Didi Gregorius. It’s a safe bet that new manager Aaron Boone won’t be playing small ball in 2018.

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks has done an amazing job even if the Brooklyn Nets are still a longshot to make it to the NBA playoffs.

Marks has been the team’s GM since March 2016 when he succeeded one of the worst executives in recent New York sports history, Billy King. It was King who saddled the Nets with expensive free agents who failed to deliver and made trades such as the infamous one with the Boston Celtics, in which the Nets gave up first round draft choices until nearly the end of the first Trump administration for over-the-hill veterans Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry.

When Marks took over the reins, the Nets had no scheduled first-round pick until 2019 and were maxed out in terms of the NBA salary cap, let alone a team that was the dregs of the NBA without a light at the end of the tunnel.

Over the last two years he was able to move Thaddeus Young and Bogan Bogdanovic , two serviceable players though certainly not difference makers, to playoff-bound teams for their first-round draft choices.

On Friday, Marks showed his magical trade touch again as he dealt forward Trevor Booker, a guy who turns the ball over almost as soon as he touches it, to the Philadelphia 76ers for a pair of recent first round picks, center Jahlil Okafor and guard Nik Stauskas. Marks even got the Sixers to throw in a 2018 second-round draft choice.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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