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.
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.