The_Ghost_of_JB wrote:I am pessimistic because we had team Lebron coming out of the east 8 seasons in a row and we knew this before the seasons even started. For two years there was some unknowns in the east with the Raps winning and Miami making an improbable finals run.
Now the east is back to 2010-2018 all over again where, unless the Nets have some catastrophic injuries, Brooklyn could come out of the east for the next several years. I don't think it will be an 8 year run like team Lebron had but it could be 3 or 4. The only thing they people can hope for is that this implodes. Worse case is Irving stays AWAL and the Nets are as good as the Lakers were last year, best case is he plays and they are the Warriors during their run.
Tatum, Brown are good and maybe Walker as well if he is healthy but the nets have elite talent. Durant and Harden are top 5 players and Irving is a top 5 PG in the NBA. Yeah they don't have much depth as I type this (Lakers didn't either and they won last year) but some ring chasers will sign there for free.
It is just very disheartening when it finally looks like there was some semblance of uncertainty in the east then this happens.
The Nets are quite literally playing with fire. They've got no chance to practice this year with the trio, I think they don't hit their stride until next year. They might still make it to the finals based on pure talent, but it's not going to be smooth given what they're trying to do.
They're all only signed for 2 seasons. KD is 32, Kyrie is 28 (and a nutcase) and Harden is 31. 2/3 have serious injury history. This isn't set up to be guaranteed anything. I think next year they're going to be absolutely beastly, but I'm not as worried beyond then. They re-sign with KD 34, Harden 33 and Kyrie 30 with the mental age of a 13 year old.
I just don't think the sky is falling. I'm SO much happier he's in Brooklyn than Philly or Miami or even Toronto. We are still in an amazing spot. Jaylen and Jayson aren't just good, they're great. They're chomping at the heels of these cats and at least Tatum is gonna overtake them.
They might end up being a dynasty, but these guys are anything but stable. I wouldn't bet my house on it.