Looking at the upcoming season through the realm of optimism has become common practice for Brooklyn Nets supporters. Not thinking of what might go south, but what could go overwhelmingly right.
Before what can only be described as an eventful free agency period, the Brooklyn Nets were flying under-the-radar and had become comfortable in doing so. No one outside of Brooklyn gave the organization any form of expectation entering the 2018/19 season, but that was just how they liked it.
Now, that’s changed, and drastically at that. When the team entered a frantic, win-now mode back in the summer of 2013—the move was well, short-sighted. Billy King, resident GM at the time, had forfeited nearly every imaginable future asset for a shot at dethroning the Miami Heat and bringing this organization its first title.
They failed in spectacular fashion, but fast-forward six years and the Nets are in their second win-now mode of the decade; but this time, they went about their business without the same reckless abandon.
Kyrie Irving is in the prime of his career and Kevin Durant is likely to regain his scoring form, despite suffering what has been a career-altering—and ending in some cases—injury. There are no shortages of talent than run through either individual’s veins, however, they’re both widely considered polarizing figures in the NBA spectrum.
Could things go south and the infrastructure that was carefully established falter? Maybe, but this isn’t a pessimistic outlook, let’s look at how everything will be fine.