Brooklyn Nets: What Lineups Could the Team use if the Playoffs Occur?

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This lineup allows the Nets to bring multiple different strengths buried within their roster to the table.

With LeVert back beside Dinwiddie to round out the team’s backcourt, the Nets once more pair their best scorers together. Joe Harris contributes once more as a solid “all-around” guy with a lethal three-point shot, while Chandler and Allen help this lineup matchup especially well against another potential playoff opponent for the Nets.

With Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, the Raptors and Nets for the most part much draw even at the guard position.

But Toronto appears far more versatile, and with that superior, when focusing on their big men. Loaded up with Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam, the Raptors own two unique bigs who can wreak havoc down low, yet also move well with the ball in hand.

To best defend these players, the Nets must turn to their speediest and most athletic forward/center combo: Chandler and Allen.

One might make a case for Kurucs based on that description, but Chandler’s experience playing with this year’s roster more than makes up for Kurucs’ superior speed and athleticism, especially with something as imperative as a starting position up for grabs.

While not nearly as gifted as either Ibaka or Siakam, Allen especially owns a far better chance to keep up with the Toronto’s big than Jordan, who looked distinctively slower than all other literally everyone on the court each night.

With speed and youth as perhaps the only advantage Allen holds over Jordan, those factors also mean a great deal to any defensive plans hoping to succeed against Toronto, making Allen the clear choice if the Nets were to face off against the defending champs.

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As for Chandler, his strength and familiarity with the power forward position allows him to edge out Taurean Prince as the more beneficial option when facing off against the Raptors. The Nets might miss Prince’s ability to explode offensively at any moment, but again once considering the threat Ibaka and Siakam pose, defending against the pair gains the utmost importance.