Brooklyn Nets are ready for the new season!!!
They were not able to sign Dwight Howard, they could not acquire Andrew Bynum but they are still good for the Eastern Conference.
Yesterday`s game showed us that the Nets are ready for the season and will be in the playoff race in this season. I want to start with Brook Lopez because he played very well against the Sixers last night. He scored 19 points and he had 9 rebounds in 27 minutes. Last year, most of the NBA authorities were not happy about his overall performance rebounding. Today he showed that he is fully back from his injury and ready for the big season after his multi-digit contract. Deron Williams played another good game for Nets in the preseason. He is going to be the key player for the Nets this upcoming season. The most important question is going to be team chemistry for Nets. Can both Joe Johnson and Deron Williams be fully effective in the new roster? In my opinion, Deron Williams is going to be the leader of the team and Joe Johnson is going to be the alternate scorer for the team. Joe is not as good as 2006-07 season. The team needs more depth on the bench to compete against the Celtics and Heat for the Eastern Finals. In addition, the Nets’ defense is not ready for the season and they allowed too many easy shots for the Sixers.
Sixers not showing good signals without Bynum
After the big trade, the Sixers got what they were missing for last couple of years. Jrue Holiday improved his game a lot and he is going to be the key player for the Sixers in the 2012-13 season. The Sixers are going to be in the playoffs this year and the combination of Jrue Holiday, Nick Young and Bynum will be key for their success. I also believe that Jason Richardson is not done yet and he can give an extra 10 points per game for the Sixers.
Game Key Point : Three Point Shots
The Nets had 19 more 3-point attempts (total 34) than the Sixers and made only four more.