Nets: Kevin Durant can solidify his legacy in 2020-21

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has a chance to cement his legacy in 2020-21.

Kevin Durant is one of the greatest players of all time. There’s no question about it.

He’s one of the more talented scorers in the history of the game, and by the end of his career, his all-time points total will prove it. Speaking as a fan, the best thing that could happen for Durant is to let Sean Marks put out a balanced roster that will help him shine. If the Brooklyn Nets were to win a title, it should be off the back of Kevin Durant and to a lesser extent Kyrie Irving.

We as fans deserve this as well. Basketball fans fall in love with the story of the game, as well as, how players overcome adversity and express their confidence to get past it.

The Brooklyn Nets roster, as constructed, absolutely has a chance to win a championship. Are there weaknesses on the roster? For sure, and that’s the beauty of basketball — overcoming obstacles to win a championship.

In the modern era, the closest a team ever got to a perfect roster were the Michael Jordan Bulls. Since then, NBA rules have changed such that we may never see a perfect roster again. The NBA favors offensive play, and the Brooklyn Nets rank top two (alongside the Lakers) in offensive capabilities, whilst also retaining a strong defensive strategy (Ime Udoka will see to that).

The other concern for championship teams is matchups. Right now, as it stands, the top teams are the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers. Arguably, the Clippers are the only ones that out-match the Nets defensively, but offensively, if Paul George continues to underperform in the postseason, the Nets take the edge.

The lineup of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, and Jarrett Allen (or Jeff Green for small ball) will be scary for any team to face. The defensive lineup of Durant, Irving, Green/LeVert, Bruce Brown and DeAndre Jordan/Allen can match with the best of them.

As fans, we should be very happy with the roster in its current form. We should let Kevin Durant torch the league and enjoy the show. We should let Kevin Durant prove all of his naysayers wrong.

We know who he is, and history will remember who he is if he wins a championship with the Nets next season.