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LSU Piston
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Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?

Spinoff from the NBA predictions thread, where I see most people predict them to be a 2-4 seed this year.

Why? (not trolling)

Deron Williams -

They added Joe Johnson, who is a vanishing act come crunchtime.

They have a big guy (Lopez) averaging less than 6 rebounds per game.

They have a glue guy (G. Wallace) that can't stay on the court...always injured.

Their depth is meh. I do like Reggie Evans though.

Last year they were 22-44.


How is this any more than a 38-40 win team?

Anybody?
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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
Thats what happens when you're in one of the biggest cities in the world and rebrand yourselves


slutiger5
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
They will own everyne in that division outside of Boston. New location, new excitement, one of the best point guards in the league has solid players around him now. Lopez is a consistent big.


TigerBait2008
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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Thats what happens when you're in one of the biggest cities in the world and rebrand yourselves



Yep everyone loves the new guy...


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VerlanderBEAST
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
If anything they are getting underrated.


Mullen3:16
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
Jay-Z


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LSU Piston
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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If anything they are getting underrated.


Why?


SDVTiger
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Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?


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dwi


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LSU Piston
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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Thats what happens when you're in one of the biggest cities in the world and rebrand yourselves


That is the reason for their ESPN hype, and all of the press attention.

I'm trying to understand why most people on this board like them so much. I don't see it, and I'm trying to.


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floridatigah
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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They will own everyne in that division outside of Boston.




I kind of agree with the op, their starting lineup is nice but flawed IMO. I think the east will be one giant clusterfrick outside of the top 2 now with Granger out. Could see Brooklyn finishing anywhere from 3rd to 8th, but leaning towards the bottom.


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Lester Earl
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
you're forgetting about Kris Humphries too


they have very good depth in the backcourt too. Marshon Brooks and CJ Watson

Lopez is soft but Reggie Evans & Humprhries are bangers.


SDVTiger
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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Reggie Evans & Humprhries are bangers.


This.

I was pissed when the Clipps let Evans go


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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They have a big guy (Lopez) averaging less than 6 rebounds per game.

in 1 of 3 seasons. he was over 8 in the other 2 (2011-12 doesn't count b/c he played 5 games)

he also has a PER around 19-20. obvious scrub

quote:

Last year they were 22-44.

without lopez or johnson, and with deron missing a bunch of games. those 3 guys wil make a big difference


Lester Earl
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
and Joe Johnson will benefit the most. He hasnt played with a true PG in years. The last time he did, he shot 48% from 3 with Steve Nash.

He's been shouldering a lot of burden in ATL... I think he will be relieved to play off Deron Williams....he could have a very good year shooting the ball


GynoSandberg
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
Humphries and Evans will make up for Lopez's shortcomings on the boards


SlowFlowPro
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
exactly. if kris humphries wants to get 13 rpg, taking 2-3 from lopez, why does it matter to lopez?


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LSU Piston
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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and Joe Johnson will benefit the most. He hasnt played with a true PG in years. The last time he did, he shot 48% from 3 with Steve Nash.

He's been shouldering a lot of burden in ATL... I think he will be relieved to play off Deron Williams....he could have a very good year shooting the ball



I'm not a big Joe Johnson fan...but you bring up some good points...



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LSU Piston
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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obvious scrub


Never said he was


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ATLTiger
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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Their depth is meh.


not so sure of that.

Nets depth chart

I'd heard they had gotten Blatche, but didn't realize they got Josh Childress. pretty interesting group they got, just wondering how it all gels. if it comes together, I could see them as the 3 or 4 seed.


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rocket31
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re: Why are the Brooklyn Nets getting so much love?!?
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Lopez is a consistent big.


and Blatche is a formidable backup. I like their team.


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