2. The Nets are built for the current NBA
As the NBA moves towards more position-less play and requires an ability to regularly earn points from beyond the arc, the Brooklyn Nets are doing all the right things. With a reliable big man in Allen down low and the personnel to play four-out and switch whenever necessary, the Nets are a great fit for the modern league.
Only four teams attempted and made more shots from the perimeter than Brooklyn this past season. The team’s volume carried into the playoffs as well, with the Nets averaging the sixth-most 3-pointers attempted per game in the postseason and averaging the eighth-most makes. Unfortunately, their efficiency took a bit of a hit, leading to Brooklyn having the third-worst 3-point percentage in the playoffs.
With one of the league’s best shooters in Joe Harris and a big improvement in outside efficiency from D’Angelo Russell, the core of this team has the ability to let it rain whenever they get hot, which is a must to keep up with the best teams in the league.