It seems a lot of teams and players around the NBA have thoughts and opinions on how the Brooklyn Nets are being assembled. After trading for James Harden at the beginning of the season to pair with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn was already considered a fearsome team capable of winning a championship. Then it added Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge via the buyout market, giving that squad five former and current All-Stars on their roster.
The Nets’ revamped squad even led Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss to say “it makes us work harder,” when a team tries to build a roster to take down the defending champions, and that it “brings out the best in the Lakers.”
The New York Knicks are the latest team to shrug at the Nets’ star-studded roster. After a blowout win over the Pistons on Saturday night, Reggie Bullock and Julius Randle did not appear concerned about facing the Nets in what could potentially be Durant’s return to the lineup on Monday night.