Not only do the Brooklyn Nets get a healthy Kyrie Irving entering the year, but they also get Kevin Durant returning from an Achilles injury he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals. Irving basically sat out the entire season, playing in only 20 games last year due to shoulder issues, and with Kevin Durant looking better-than-ever, the Brooklyn Nets enter the 2020-21 NBA season as one of the favorites to win a championship this year.
After firing head coach Kenny Atkinson late in the year last season, the Nets hired Hall-of-Fame point guard, Steve Nash, to be their next head coach and he will have a major impact on this team. He could end up being a great “X’s and O’s” type of coach, but Nash will be excellent in terms of keeping this team together and letting the players have control over the game.
Both Jacque Vaughn and Mike D’Antoni are assistant coaches on this coaching staff and will handle a lot of the game planning and strategy for the Nets this upcoming season, but the relationships the players will form with Nash will be extremely important for their success. Steve Nash was a fantastic floor general and team player over his career and he knows what it takes to be a winner. The one thing Nash does not have, which he will look to earn with the Nets, is a championship ring.
The best thing about the Brooklyn Nets this season is while they have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, they also have legit scorers at every position on the court and have some of the best depth in the entire NBA.
Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie were two excellent players last season and stepped up for the Nets with both Durant and Irving out and with the additions of Landry Shamet, Joe Harris, and Jeff Green in free agency, the Brooklyn Nets are going to be something to watch.
The Nets are ready to pursue the championships they know they can contend for and with one of the best rosters on paper in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets should be one of the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2021 NBA Finals, but what are some of the underlying questions surrounding this team this upcoming season?
Here are 4 burning questions about the Brooklyn Nets entering the 2020-21 NBA season.