The Brooklyn Nets came into the 2021-22 NBA season as prohibitive championship favorites. A lot can change in the run of a season.
James Harden left. Ben Simmons replaced him. Sort of. The former number-one pick was on the roster, but he didn’t suit up for Brooklyn once. At this point, it’s hard to say whether he ever will.
Either way, it was a tremendously disappointing season that culminated in getting swept at the hands of the Boston Celtics. Granted, the C’s look like a major threat to walk away with the championship this year. The Nets still should have at least given them a series.
They did not. Now, they’re left to put the pieces together.
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Even with the uncertainty surrounding Simmons, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving along should be the nucleus of an elite team. To maximize their stars, the Nets may have to make changes this summer.
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