Brooklyn Nets: 66-1
The Brooklyn Nets lost key figures this summer, since they watched Jason Kidd skip town for Paul and Milwaukee Pierce join the upstart Washington Wizards. Those losses will alter Brooklyn’s makeup not, although significantly . Kidd is replaced by lionel Hollins, along with his seven seasons of head coaching experience should mesh with the Nets’ roster. At exactly the same time, Beckley Mason, in a piece for ESPN.com, raised some interesting questions about the reputation Hollins assembled together with the Memphis Grizzlies.
“Is what Tony Allen does really something that you can coach?” he asked. “Is how Marc Gasol moves 7’0″ and 260 lbs to stymie a point protector something anyone can learn?”
We are going to learn.
We discover whether newcomer import Bojan Bogdanovic can replicate Pierce’s production on the wing. And we will soon see if Mason Plumlee’s time with Team USA at the FIBA Basketball World Cup will lead to some sophomore effort Brook Lopez must overcome another setback with his surgically repaired foot, and Kevin Garnett has to prove he’s got. But with Joe Johnson and Deron Williams in Jarrett Jack and the backcourt replacing Shaun Livingston off the seat, Brooklyn stays a squad that is savvy using a reasonable amount of ability though most of it is currently nearing its expiration date.
The playoffs are a goal for the Nets, and a seed is not from the question if the Williams can remain healthy along with Lopez.
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