There aren’t too many teams that will have the intrigue that the Brooklyn Nets have surrounding them going into next season. They have a heap of players in contract years looking either to earn a big pay day or redeem themselves with the franchise.
Last season the team’s highlights were few and far between.
Jarrett Allen’s surprise development to becoming a bonafide starting center exceeded all expectations of those inside and outside the team.
Joe Harris became one of the most consistent and versatile bench pieces while his frontcourt teammate, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, showed impressive improvement on the offensive side of the floor.
Spencer Dinwiddie made a name for himself as a legitimate rotation guard, earning himself third place in Most Improved Player voting.
Other than the player development of many of the team’s pieces as well as coach Kenny Atkinson furthering his credentials, there wasn’t a lot to write home about.
The expectations weren’t high around the team but a 28 win season is a disappointment by anyone’s standards. An excellent offseason full of great signings leaves the Nets in a very enviable position, with plenty of things to watch for over the 82 games.
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