Brooklyn Nets Have The Look Of A Playoff Contender
The Brooklyn Nets are more than a starting unit of future Hall of Fame players. Jason Kidd has found a rotation of past and present that has changed the outlook of this once beleaguered team.
With a three-game wining streak the Nets are showing they have some pride left in their old legs. The season started with such promise until it all came crashing down with injury after injury. With almost every player healthy now except All-Star center Brook Lopez, the Nets are poised to make a run at one of the top eight spots in the Eastern Conference.
Their victory over the Atlanta Hawks was a testament to how far this team has come since the season started. We all watched as they limped through the first three months of the season as they got players back from the injured list and watched a few more go down. The Nets couldn’t win for losing for when it came to health.
There were calls for Kidd’s job as he tried to lumber through what many saw as a mistake by Billy King in hiring the former point guard to lead this championship or bust team. His job is still not safe, but he has brought himself a little more time to see if he can bring some stability to the sidelines.
Deron Williams did not play against the Hawks due to a sprained ankle, and the Nets are hoping that he will not have to spend any more time than one game in street clothes. In order for the Nets to make a run they will need everyone on the same page and on the floor as a unit to make a serious push to get to the playoffs. This has been a season of ups and downs, but they have found a way to give us a little hope for the rest of the season.