The Brooklyn Nets hit the jackpot when they signed Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Jordan this summer. Might they hit the jackpot again?
In a piece by Zach Lowe on ESPN, he suggested that the Nets might want to bring in additional star power — this time, involving Washington’s Bradley Beal.
“Brooklyn is different. The Nets have a bundle of young players and a cupboard full of picks. Durant is recovering from an Achilles tear. Depending on your taste (and your proximity to Boston), Irving is something like the 15th-best player in the league — not on the ‘all-time’ level, and a notch below both Clippers. The Nets might want more bankable star power.”
Beal’s name has been in connection to Brooklyn ever since.
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) September 6, 2019
As KD recovers from his Achilles injury, there is no guarantee he will ever return to his MVP-level form. Even if he does, it will not be any time soon.
As for Kyrie, his leadership and locker-room antics have been criticized since the debacle in Boston started. Nobody knows how that will translate in Brooklyn.
If the Nets want some additional fire-power, adding a guy like Beal could go a long way. Along with his steady and drama-free season, he averaged 25 points per game, 5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. He might not be the main attraction in New York City, but the Nets could certainly do a whole lot worse.