The dust has settled, the makeup of the Eastern Conference is now visible to the naked eye—so how do the Brooklyn Nets fare against their inner conference foes?
The power has shifted in the NBA, the feudal system has altered from a season ago. New powers have arisen, while old ones are on the decline, we just concluded what may have been the craziest free agency period in league history. The Brooklyn Nets were amongst the teams that made drastic moves, so what should be their projected placement in the east going to be next season?
Well, the absence of Kevin Durant takes them from in contention of the top seed in the conference to a team somewhere in the middle of the top 8. There are no shortages of new faces, this is a roster that is going to have to get acclimated with each other—Atkinson and company have their hands full.
But even without Durant, they possess a dynamic starting five and overall rotation, chances are that they’re competitive in the east. The 5-8 seeds in the conference have historically been a crapshoot, predictions will definitely vary—the first couple of months of the regular season will be telling.
So how does the new-look Brooklyn Nets stack up against the rest of the conference? Let’s take a look at each seeding, starting in reverse order.