Does the eastern conference have enough firepower to compete with the Brooklyn Nets?
Welcome back! today, I'm going to be covering whether or not the rest of the eastern conference is ready for the super-team that is, the Brooklyn Nets. With players like James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and a solid supporting cast, it's definitely a tough answer. the teams we will be going over include the Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, and briefly over some other eastern teams. Lets get started -
in my opinion, the 76ers have a real chance to beat the Nets in a seven-game series. with defenders on the wing like Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle, the 76ers might have the best chance at stopping 2 of the 3 superstars on the Nets. Also, the Nets don't really have a big who matches up well with the unstoppable force named Joel Embiid. The 76ers also have a borderline all-star by the name of Tobias Harris, who really needs to play well if the sixers want a chance at beating Brooklyn. Philly also has some 3 and D players in Danny Green and Seth Curry, who can be very underrated contributors at times for the 76ers.
The Bucks have the second best odds in my opinion to beat the Nets, and while I would be surprised if it happened, its not impossible. when you have a guy like Giannis on your team, who knows what your ceiling is. similar to the 76ers, the Bucks also have great defenders. they have the former DPOY, and gritty wing defenders like Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton. with three great defenders, to match up with the Nets big three, I think the Bucks have the best chance at slowing them down. and lets not forget, the Bucks have a 2-1 record against the Nets this year, in which they really showed how great their defense has been,
These are the only two teams I really see competing with Brooklyn, as the east doesn't have the talent needed for the Nets. A few teams that I could see taking a few games from the Nets in a seven game series include the Miami Heat, the New York Knicks, and the Atlanta Hawks. For the Heat, they are a team who aren't frightened no matter the opponent. they will play hard all series long, which could come in handy against the Nets. The Knicks vs Nets matchup is one we all want to see. the battle of the king of New York. the Knicks are an amazing defensive team, and would be able to match up well with Brooklyn. next, the Hawks. the Hawks are a really deep team that's built well around Trae Young. I think that the Hawks talent is the pure reason that they would be able to take a game from the Nets. Last but not least, the Celtics. Boston is missing Jaylen Brown, so I don't think they'll be able to take more than two games. But overall, with Tatum, you're bound to win 1-2 games.
this was my opinions on how teams in the east match up with the Brooklyn Nets. if you enjoyed, make sure to return often so you don't miss out on daily quality NBA content!