The Brooklyn Nets are all in -- they want to win a championship this season. In order to accomplish such a feat, they'll almost assuredly have to go through the reigning back-to-back champions of the NBA, the Miami Heat. So let's now take a look at exactly how the new-look Nets stack up with the King James and his crew from Miami.
Last season, the Nets and their fans (and Reggie Evans) thought they had an outside shot to compete with Miami. As the three regular season matchups showed us, that was far from the truth as the Nets lost those three games by a combined 63 points.
But things have changed and with the Nets new additions this off-season, many believe that they've inched closer to Miami's level. The first thing we'll look at will be each team's respective off-season additions and subtractions:
[Key] Additions - Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Andrei Kirilenko, Shaun Livingston, Mason Plumlee, Jason Kidd, Lawrence Frank
[Key] Subtractions - Gerald Wallace, C.J. Watson, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Jerry Stackhouse, Kris Joseph, Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo
[Key] Additions - Jarvis Varnado, James Ennis
[Key] Subtractions - Mike Miller... MORE →